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Ensign, Alberta

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The location of Ensign

Introduction ...

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

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Around Ensign ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Ensign. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Okotoks. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the northwest of Ensign and has a population of 24,500 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 Ensign and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Aldersyde   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Anastasia   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Arrowwood   [Map]   221   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Blackie   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brant   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cayley   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Herronton   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kirkcaldy   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Milo   [Map]   100   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mossleigh   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Parkland Beach   [Map]   135   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Parkland   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Queenstown   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shouldice   [Map]   ---   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ensign ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Vulcan Airport (FAA ID: CFX6)   [Map]   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
High River Airport (FAA ID: CEN4)   [Map]   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 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 Ensign.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ensign. 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
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   NNW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   196 miles [315.4 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   W   264 miles [424.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   SSE   64 miles [103 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl.  (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   WSW   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Vulcan Airport (FAA ID: CFX6)   [Map]   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
High River Airport (FAA ID: CEN4)   [Map]   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
  Website for Edmonton Internationl 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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
  Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ensign. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.4667, Longitude: -113.4333     [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 Ensign), 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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