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Introduction ...

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

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Around Castor ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Stettler. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the west of Castor. Stettler has a population of 5,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hanna. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the south of Castor and has a population of 2,700 people.

For comparison, Castor has a population of 930 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Big Valley   [Map]   351   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Consort   [Map]   739   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Coronation   [Map]   1,015   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Daysland   [Map]   818   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Delia   [Map]   207   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Donalda   [Map]   224   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Erskine   [Map]   ---   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Forestburg   [Map]   895   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hardisty   [Map]   760   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hughenden   [Map]   231   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Killam   [Map]   1,019   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lougheed   [Map]   217   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sedgewick   [Map]   891   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Strome   [Map]   252   N   41 miles [66 km]
Veteran   [Map]   293   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alliance   [Map]   158   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Berkinshaw   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Botha   [Map]   185   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Brownfield   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Byemoor   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dowling   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Endiang   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fenn   [Map]   ---   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fleet   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gadsby   [Map]   35   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Galahad   [Map]   134   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Halkirk   [Map]   113   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Heisler   [Map]   153   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Red Willow   [Map]   ---   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Spondin   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Castor ...

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.

Alliance   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North of Castor   [Map]
Byemoor   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Coronation   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fleet   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Forestburg   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Galahad   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Hartshorn   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leo   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Throne   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Castor ...

Looking for more information about Castor? 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 Castor, 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 Castor.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Castor ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Castor Airport   [Map]   CER2   W   Less than 2 miles
Coronation Airport(YCT/CYCT)   [Map]   CYCT   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Forestburg Airport   [Map]   CEF6   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stettler Airport   [Map]   CEJ3   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hardisty Airport   [Map]   CEA5   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hanna Airport   [Map]   CEL4   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Killam - Sedgewick Airport   [Map]   CEK6   N   40 miles [64.4 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 Castor.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Castor. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NW   103 miles [165.8 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   118 miles [189.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   N   61 miles [98.2 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   W   84 miles [135.2 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   NE   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Castor Airport   [Map]   CER2   W   Less than 2 miles
Coronation Airport(YCT/CYCT)   [Map]   CYCT   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Forestburg Airport   [Map]   CEF6   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stettler Airport   [Map]   CEJ3   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hardisty Airport   [Map]   CEA5   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hanna Airport   [Map]   CEL4   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Killam - Sedgewick Airport   [Map]   CEK6   N   40 miles [64.4 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.

Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wainwright Airport   (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker 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
 
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Coronation Airport   (YCT/CYCT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Castor: www.castor.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Castor 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Castor. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Castor) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.2167, Longitude: -111.9000     [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 Castor), 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 Castor.