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East Coulee, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to East Coulee.

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Around East Coulee ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Strathmore. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southwest of East Coulee. Strathmore has a population of 12,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Drumheller. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the northwest of East Coulee and 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 it.<2>

Community   2006
Acme   [Map]   656   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Beiseker   [Map]   804   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Big Valley   [Map]   351   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Carbon   [Map]   570   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Duchess   [Map]   978   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gleichen   [Map]   ---   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hanna   [Map]   2,847   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rosemary   [Map]   388   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Standard   [Map]   380   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   NW   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Craigmyle   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Delia   [Map]   207   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dorothy   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Finnegan   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hesketh   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hussar   [Map]   187   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Michichi   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Morrin   [Map]   253   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Munson   [Map]   217   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nacmine   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rosebud   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rosedale Station   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rosedale   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wayne   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Coulee ...

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.

Aerial   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of East Coulee   [Map]
Chancellor   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dorothy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Drumheller   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosebud   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Rosedale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosedale Station   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Standard   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Drumheller Muni.   [Map]   CEG4   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hanna Airport   [Map]   CEL4   NE   32 miles [51.5 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 East Coulee.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from East Coulee. 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
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   WSW   67 miles [107.8 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   143 miles [230.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   S   118 miles [189.9 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   SE   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Drumheller Muni.   [Map]   CEG4   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hanna Airport   [Map]   CEL4   NE   32 miles [51.5 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.

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
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for East Coulee. 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 East Coulee 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 beginning in East Coulee. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Coulee) 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 East Coulee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East Coulee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Coulee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.3390, Longitude: -112.4954     [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 East Coulee), 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 East Coulee.