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Cardston, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Cardston.

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Around Cardston ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of Cardston. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Coaldale. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northeast of Cardston and has a population of 7,500 people.

For comparison, Cardston has a population of 3,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lundbreck   [Map]   ---   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Warner   [Map]   307   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Aetna   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Beazer   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brocket   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Carway   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Del Bonita   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kimball   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Leavitt   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mountain View   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Spring Coulee   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Springridge   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Stand Off   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Twin Butte   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Waterton Park   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Welling   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Woolford   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cardston ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chief Mountain   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest of Cardston   [Map]
Hill Spring   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillspring   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mountain View   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Pincher Creek   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Raymond   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stand Off   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Twin Butte   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Whiskey Gap   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cardston ...

Looking for more information about Cardston? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cardston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Cardston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Cardston.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Cardston. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Cardston Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Cardston

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Cardston ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Cardston.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Cardston.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cardston. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NNW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WNW   276 miles [444.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   284 miles [457.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   WNW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
        Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Cardston were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Cardston. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cardston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cardston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cardston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cardston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.1970, Longitude: -113.3017     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Cardston), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cardston.