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Claresholm, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Claresholm ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southeast of Claresholm. 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 north of Claresholm and has a population of 24,500 people.

For comparison, Claresholm has a population of 3,800 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 driven.<2>

Community   2006
Blairmore   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hillcrest Mines   [Map]   ---   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   N   23 miles [37 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Barons   [Map]   276   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brant   [Map]   ---   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Brocket   [Map]   ---   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cayley   [Map]   ---   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Eastview Acres   [Map]   ---   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ensign   [Map]   ---   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Furman   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kirkcaldy   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Maycroft   [Map]   ---   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Parkland Beach   [Map]   135   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Parkland   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Woodhouse   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Claresholm ...

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   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the North of Claresholm   [Map]
Champion   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Diamond City   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ensign   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]
High River   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Maycroft   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Monarch   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Pincher Station   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Vulcan   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodhouse   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Claresholm ...

Looking for more information about Claresholm? 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 Claresholm, 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 Claresholm.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Claresholm ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   NNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   SSW   39 miles [62.8 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 Claresholm.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Claresholm. 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   77 miles [123.9 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   226 miles [363.7 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   257 miles [413.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   WSW   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   NNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   SSW   39 miles [62.8 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
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport   (ICAO: CYSW)   [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
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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Claresholm. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.0333, Longitude: -113.5833     [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 Claresholm), 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 Claresholm.