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Carstairs, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Carstairs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the south of Carstairs. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the south of Carstairs and has a population of 42,600 people.

For comparison, Carstairs has a population of 3,400 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 starting from Carstairs and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Acme   [Map]   656   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Arbour Lake   [Map]   ---   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Balzac   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Beiseker   [Map]   804   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bircham   [Map]   ---   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bottrell   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Cochrane Lake   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cremona   [Map]   463   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Henday   [Map]   ---   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Kathyrn   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Madden   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sunnyslope   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Torrington   [Map]   ---   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Water Valley   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carstairs ...

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.

Acme   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East of Carstairs   [Map]
Balzac   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Coral Springs   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Dogpound   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Eagle Hill   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Olds   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunnyslope   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Water Valley   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carstairs ...

Looking for more information about Carstairs? 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 Carstairs, 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 Carstairs.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Carstairs. 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
    Carstairs Tourism

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Carstairs ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   NW   29 miles [46.7 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 Carstairs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Carstairs. 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   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   124 miles [199.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   N   45 miles [72.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   SSW   31 miles [49.9 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank 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
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carstairs:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Carstairs 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 from Carstairs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carstairs) 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 Carstairs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carstairs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carstairs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.5333, Longitude: -114.1000     [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 Carstairs), 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 Carstairs.