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Drayton Valley, Alberta

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The location of Drayton Valley

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Drayton Valley.

This page contains six sections:

Around Drayton Valley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Spruce Grove. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Drayton Valley. Spruce Grove has a population of 26,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Stony Plain. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northeast of Drayton Valley and has a population of 15,100 people.

For comparison, Drayton Valley has a population of 7,000 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 are driving.<2>

Community   2006
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Breton   [Map]   550   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Garden Grove Estates   [Map]   ---   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Meso West   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mulhurst Bay   [Map]   ---   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Sangudo   [Map]   364   N   46 miles [74 km]
Spring Lake   [Map]   501   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Warburg   [Map]   621   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wildwood   [Map]   ---   N   29 miles [46.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Alder Flats   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Alsike   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Berrymoor   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Boggy Hall   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Buck Creek   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buck Lake   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Carnwood   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cynthia   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Entwistle   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lindale   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lodgepole   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rocky Rapids   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Round Valley   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tomahawk   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Violet Grove   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Drayton Valley ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Drayton Valley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drayton Valley ...

Looking for more information about Drayton Valley? 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 Drayton Valley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Drayton Valley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Drayton Valley. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Drayton Valley Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Drayton Valley

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Drayton Valley ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Drayton Valley Airport (FAA ID: CER3)   [Map]   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rimbey Airport (FAA ID: CFC7)   [Map]   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport (FAA ID: CEV5)   [Map]   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   S   54 miles [86.9 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   NE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   E   58 miles [93.3 km]
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   SSE   84 miles [135.2 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Drayton Valley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Drayton Valley. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   E   58 miles [93.3 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   SSE   150 miles [241.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   SSE   84 miles [135.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Drayton Valley Airport (FAA ID: CER3)   [Map]   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rimbey Airport (FAA ID: CFC7)   [Map]   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport (FAA ID: CEV5)   [Map]   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   S   54 miles [86.9 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   NE   55 miles [88.5 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
  Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Drayton Valley:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Drayton Valley 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Drayton Valley) 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 Drayton Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Drayton Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drayton Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2167, Longitude: -114.9833     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Drayton Valley), 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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