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Eckville, Alberta

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The location of Eckville

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Eckville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the east of Eckville. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sylvan Lake. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the east of Eckville and has a population of 12,800 people.

For comparison, Eckville has a population of 1,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Eckville and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Alix   [Map]   851   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Delburne   [Map]   765   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   S   41 miles [66 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   W   23 miles [37 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Alhambra   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Benalto   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Condor   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Forshee   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Half Moon Bay   [Map]   32   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hespero   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jarvis Bay   [Map]   183   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kountry Meadows   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Leedale   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Leslieville   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Markerville   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Norglenwold   [Map]   270   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stauffer   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sunbreaker Cove   [Map]   137   E   8 miles [12.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eckville ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Eckville ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Hespero Airport (FAA ID: CFB3)   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Rimbey Airport (FAA ID: CFC7)   [Map]   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Innisfail Airport (FAA ID: CEM4)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lacombe Airport (FAA ID: CEG3)   [Map]   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Olds - Netook Airport (FAA ID: CFK6)   [Map]   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEH3)   [Map]   ENE   38 miles [61.2 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 Eckville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Eckville. 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]   NNE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   S   87 miles [140 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Viking Airport (FAA ID: CEE8)   [Map]   ENE   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Hespero Airport (FAA ID: CFB3)   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rimbey Airport (FAA ID: CFC7)   [Map]   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Innisfail Airport (FAA ID: CEM4)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lacombe Airport (FAA ID: CEG3)   [Map]   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Olds - Netook Airport (FAA ID: CFK6)   [Map]   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEH3)   [Map]   ENE   38 miles [61.2 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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eckville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3590, Longitude: -114.3737     [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 Eckville), 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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