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Crystal Springs, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Crystal Springs.

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Around Crystal Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Crystal Springs. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Red Deer. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the south of Crystal Springs and has a population of 90,200 people.

For comparison, Crystal Springs has a population of 110 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 are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   S   41 miles [66 km]
Camrose   [Map]   15,605   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   S   23 miles [37 km]
Saint Albert   [Map]   57,719   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sylvan Lake   [Map]   10,703   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   E   27 miles [43.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Argentia Beach   [Map]   52   N   5 miles [8 km]
Falun   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Golden Days   [Map]   207   N   5 miles [8 km]
Grandview   [Map]   127   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Itaska Beach   [Map]   35   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ma-me-o Beach   [Map]   155   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mission Beach   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mulhurst Bay   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mulhurst   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Norris Beach   [Map]   40   E   Less than 2 miles
Pipestone   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Poplar Bay   [Map]   84   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Silver Beach   [Map]   47   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Sundance Beach   [Map]   102   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Westerose   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crystal Springs ...

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.

Fisher Home   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Crystal Springs   [Map]
Golden Days   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Grandview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mission Beach   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pipestone   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Poplar Bay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Silver Beach   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sundance Beach   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   WNW   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 Crystal Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Crystal Springs. 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   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   127 miles [204.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   S   54 miles [86.9 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   E   90 miles [144.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   WNW   43 miles [69.2 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
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        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
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Crystal Springs. 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 Crystal Springs 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 that starts in Crystal Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Crystal Springs) 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 Crystal Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crystal Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crystal Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.9667, Longitude: -114.0333     [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 Crystal Springs), 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 Crystal Springs.