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Introduction ...

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

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Around Dinant ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northwest of Dinant. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northwest of Dinant and has a population of 57,700 people.

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

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bruderhein   [Map]   1,215   N   46 miles [74 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Camrose   [Map]   15,605   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Killam   [Map]   1,019   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Lamont   [Map]   1,669   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tofield   [Map]   1,876   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vegreville   [Map]   5,519   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Viking   [Map]   1,085   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Armena   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Bawlf   [Map]   367   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bittern Lake   [Map]   225   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Duhamel   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ferlow Junction   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gwynne   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Hay Lakes   [Map]   362   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kelsey   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kingman   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lindbrook   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
New Norway   [Map]   323   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
New Sarepta   [Map]   410   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ohaton   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Round Hill   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ryley   [Map]   458   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dinant ...

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.

Bruce   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East of Dinant   [Map]
Cooking Lake   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hay Lakes   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kingman   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
New Norway   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Poe   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rolly View   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Round Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Camrose Airport   [Map]   CEQ3   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tofield Airport   [Map]   CEV7   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bawlf - Blackwells Airport   [Map]   CFR2   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   WNW   33 miles [53.1 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 Dinant.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dinant. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   148 miles [238.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   E   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Camrose Airport   [Map]   CEQ3   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tofield Airport   [Map]   CEV7   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bawlf - Blackwells Airport   [Map]   CFR2   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   WSW   27 miles [43.5 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.

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 City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker 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
 
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Dinant 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 from Dinant. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dinant) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dinant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.1333, Longitude: -112.8167     [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 Dinant), 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 Dinant.