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Elkwater, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Elkwater ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Medicine Hat. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the northwest of Elkwater. Medicine Hat has a population of 60,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Redcliff. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northwest of Elkwater and has a population of 5,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Dunmore   [Map]   ---   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Schuler   [Map]   ---   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Seven Persons   [Map]   ---   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Walsh   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Consul (SK)   [Map]   93   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Golden Prairie (SK)   [Map]   35   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Maple Creek (SK)   [Map]   2,198   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Nekaneet Cree Nation (SK)   [Map]   160   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Robsart (SK)   [Map]   16   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Etzikom   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Irvine   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Manyberries   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Onefour   [Map]     S   41 miles [66 km]
Orion   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ross Glen   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hatton (SK)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Oxarat (SK)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elkwater ...

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.

Dunmore   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest of Elkwater   [Map]
Maple Creek (SK)   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Medicine Hat   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Orion   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Redcliff   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Senate (SK)   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Seven Persons   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sevenpersons   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkwater ...

Looking for more information about Elkwater? 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 Elkwater, 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 Elkwater.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Elkwater ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Maple Creek Airport   [Map]   CJQ4   ENE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   WNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   WSW   55 miles [88.5 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 Elkwater.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Elkwater. 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   WNW   192 miles [309 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   NE   233 miles [375 km]
Regina Intl. (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]   CYQR   ENE   254 miles [408.8 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   289 miles [465.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   W   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Maple Creek Airport   [Map]   CJQ4   ENE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   WNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   WSW   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.

Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International 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
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
        Website for Regina 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
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elkwater. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Elkwater 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 that begins in Elkwater. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elkwater) 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 Elkwater. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elkwater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkwater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6596, Longitude: -110.2839     [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 Elkwater), 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 Elkwater.