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Introduction ...

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

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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. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Eckville and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
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 neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
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 ...

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.

Birchcliff   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East of Eckville   [Map]
Condor   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Gull Lake   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Half Moon Bay   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Leedale   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Leslieville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Markerville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Raven   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Spruce View   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunbreaker Cove   -   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 Eckville.

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 to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism


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>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   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 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 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   87 miles [140 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ENE   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna 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
 
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Eckville: www.eckville.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 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 from Eckville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eckville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eckville. The point that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eckville.