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Fort MacLeod, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Fort MacLeod.

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Around Fort MacLeod ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the east of Fort MacLeod. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Coaldale. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the east of Fort MacLeod and has a population of 7,500 people.

For comparison, Fort MacLeod has a population of 3,100 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Blairmore   [Map]   ---   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Crowsnest Pass   [Map]   5,749   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   N   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Barons   [Map]   276   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brocket   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Diamond City   [Map]   ---   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Eastview Acres   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pincher Station   [Map]   ---   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Springridge   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Stand Off   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sunset Acres   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Woodhouse   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort MacLeod ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort MacLeod ...

Looking for more information about Fort MacLeod? 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 Fort MacLeod, 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 Fort MacLeod.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Fort MacLeod

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Fort MacLeod ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   S   40 miles [64.4 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 Fort MacLeod.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fort MacLeod. 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   NNW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   247 miles [397.5 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   266 miles [428.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   W   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   S   40 miles [64.4 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl 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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
        Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [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 Fort MacLeod 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 Fort MacLeod. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort MacLeod) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort MacLeod. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort MacLeod

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort MacLeod. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7333, Longitude: -113.4000     [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 Fort MacLeod), 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 Fort MacLeod.