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Introduction ...

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

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Around Drumheller ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Strathmore. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southwest of Drumheller. Strathmore has a population of 12,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Three Hills. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northwest of Drumheller and has a population of 3,200 people.

For comparison, Drumheller has a population of 8,000 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 drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Acme   [Map]   656   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Beiseker   [Map]   804   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Big Valley   [Map]   351   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carbon   [Map]   570   W   18 miles [29 km]
Elnora   [Map]   275   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Gleichen   [Map]   ---   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hanna   [Map]   2,847   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Morrin   [Map]   253   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rosedale   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Standard   [Map]   380   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Craigmyle   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Delia   [Map]   207   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Dorothy   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
East Coulee   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hesketh   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Michichi   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Munson   [Map]   217   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Nacmine   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rosebud   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rosedale Station   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rowley   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rumsey   [Map]   ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Swalwell   [Map]   ---   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wayne   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Drumheller ...

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.

Aerial   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Drumheller   [Map]
Carbon   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]
Chancellor   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Dorothy   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rockyford   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosebud   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosedale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale Station   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Standard   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drumheller ...

Looking for more information about Drumheller? 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 Drumheller, 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 Drumheller.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Drumheller ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drumheller Muni.   [Map]   CEG4   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Three Hills Airport   [Map]   CEN3   NW   26 miles [41.8 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 Drumheller.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Drumheller. 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   WSW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   132 miles [212.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   NNE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drumheller Muni.   [Map]   CEG4   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Three Hills Airport   [Map]   CEN3   NW   26 miles [41.8 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
 
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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Drumheller: www.dinosaurvalley.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drumheller. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4620, Longitude: -112.7108     [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 Drumheller), 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 Drumheller.