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Champion, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Champion ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the south of Champion. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Okotoks. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northwest of Champion and has a population of 24,500 people.

For comparison, Champion has a population of 360 people.

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

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   S   23 miles [37 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Barons   [Map]   276   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brant   [Map]   ---   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   S   5 miles [8 km]
Eastview Acres   [Map]   ---   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ensign   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Kirkcaldy   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lomond   [Map]   175   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Milo   [Map]   100   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Parkland Beach   [Map]   135   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Parkland   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Travers   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Woodhouse   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Champion ...

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.

Blackie   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest of Champion   [Map]
Diamond City   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Enchant   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Ensign   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Monarch   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Queenstown   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Vulcan   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Woodhouse   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSE   43 miles [69.2 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 Champion.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Champion. 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   72 miles [115.9 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   214 miles [344.4 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   276 miles [444.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   E   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   NW   37 miles [59.5 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
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        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 Champion. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Champion 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 starting from Champion. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Champion) 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 Champion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Champion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Champion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2167, Longitude: -113.1500     [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 Champion), 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 Champion.