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Central Park, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Central Park.

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Around Central Park ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It lies just south of Central Park. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sylvan Lake. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the west of Central Park and has a population of 12,800 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.<2>

Community   2006
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   W   23 miles [37 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   W   46 miles [74 km]
Stettler   [Map]   5,445   E   46 miles [74 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   N   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
College Heights   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gull Lake   [Map]   204   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Half Moon Bay   [Map]   32   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Haynes   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jarvis Bay   [Map]   183   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Joffre   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kasha   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Norglenwold   [Map]   270   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rosedale Valley   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Spruce Lane Acres   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Sunbreaker Cove   [Map]   137   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Woodland Hills   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Central Park ...

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.

Birchcliff   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West of Central Park   [Map]
Gull Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Half Moon Bay   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Markerville   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Red Deer   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosedale Valley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Springbrook   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunbreaker Cove   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Central Park. 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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Central Park ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   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 Central Park.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Central Park. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   68 miles [109.4 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   84 miles [135.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ENE   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   SSW   34 miles [54.7 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
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Central Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3323, Longitude: -113.8229     [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 Central Park), 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 Central Park.