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Introduction ...

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

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Around Didsbury ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the south of Didsbury. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Red Deer. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of Didsbury and has a population of 90,200 people.

For comparison, Didsbury has a population of 4,900 people.

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

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Airdrie   [Map]   28,927   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   N   18 miles [29 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Sylvan Lake   [Map]   10,703   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Acme   [Map]   656   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Balzac   [Map]   ---   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Beiseker   [Map]   804   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bottrell   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cremona   [Map]   463   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dickson   [Map]   ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Henday   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
James River Bridge   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Madden   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Spruce View   [Map]   ---   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sunnyslope   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Torrington   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Water Valley   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wimborne   [Map]   ---   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Didsbury ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Acme   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East of Didsbury   [Map]
Balzac   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Dickson   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Dogpound   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eagle Hill   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Olds   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Spruce View   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunnyslope   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Water Valley   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Didsbury ...

Looking for more information about Didsbury? 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 Didsbury, 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 Didsbury.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Didsbury ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   WNW   24 miles [38.6 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 Didsbury.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Didsbury. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   116 miles [186.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   WNW   24 miles [38.6 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
 
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank 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
 
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The official website for Didsbury: www.didsbury.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Didsbury 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 Didsbury. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Didsbury) 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 Didsbury. 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 Didsbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Didsbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.6614, Longitude: -114.1359     [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 Didsbury), 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 Didsbury.