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Coaldale, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Coaldale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It lies just west of Coaldale. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the east of Coaldale and has a population of 8,200 people.

For comparison, Coaldale has a population of 7,500 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 from Coaldale and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   W   41 miles [66 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   E   41 miles [66 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Milk River   [Map]   816   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   S   18 miles [29 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Barons   [Map]   276   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Chin   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cranford   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Diamond City   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Eastview Acres   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Enchant   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
New Dayton   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Purple Springs   [Map]   ---   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Retlaw   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sunset Acres   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Turin   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Welling   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wrentham   [Map]   ---   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coaldale ...

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.

Chin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Coaldale   [Map]
Diamond City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Enchant   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Maybutt (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Monarch   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Purple Springs   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Raymond   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Coaldale ...

Looking for more information about Coaldale? 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 Coaldale, 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 Coaldale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Coaldale ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   W   35 miles [56.3 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 Coaldale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Coaldale. 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   113 miles [181.9 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   250 miles [402.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ENE   86 miles [138.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   WNW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Milk River Airport   [Map]   CEW5   SSE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   S   51 miles [82.1 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
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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coaldale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7333, Longitude: -112.6167     [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 Coaldale), 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 Coaldale.