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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Foothills ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Hinton. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northwest of Foothills. Hinton has a population of 9,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Edson. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the north of Foothills and has a population of 8,500 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 Foothills and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   DirectionDistance
Brule   [Map]     W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Cadomin   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Marlboro   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Obed   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Robb   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Coalspur   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Luscar   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mercoal   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nordegg   [Map]     SE   50 miles [80.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Foothills ...

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.

Bickerdike   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the North of Foothills   [Map]
Medicine Lodge   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Mountain Park (Historic)   -   22 miles [35.4 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 Foothills.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Foothills. 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 Foothills ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edson Airport(YET/CYET)   [Map]   CYET   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hinton / Entrance Airport   [Map]   CEE4   WNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Jasper - Hinton Airport   [Map]   CEC4   WNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Jasper Airport(YJA/CYJA)   [Map]   CYJA   W   53 miles [85.3 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 Foothills.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Foothills. 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   E   133 miles [214 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SE   178 miles [286.5 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   SSW   241 miles [387.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edson Airport(YET/CYET)   [Map]   CYET   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hinton / Entrance Airport   [Map]   CEE4   WNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Jasper - Hinton Airport   [Map]   CEC4   WNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Jasper Airport(YJA/CYJA)   [Map]   CYJA   W   53 miles [85.3 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
 
Edson Airport   (YET/CYET)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jasper Airport   (YJA/CYJA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Foothills 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 that begins in Foothills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Foothills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Foothills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.0667, Longitude: -116.7833     [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 Foothills), 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 Foothills.