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Frank, Alberta

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The location of Frank

Introduction ...

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

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Around Frank ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Crowsnest Pass. It lies just west of Frank. Crowsnest Pass has a population of 5,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fernie (BC). It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the west of Frank and has a population of 4,200 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 starting from Frank and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2006
Beaver Mines   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Blairmore   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hillcrest Mines   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lundbreck   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   ---   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Waterton Park   [Map]   ---   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Elkford (BC)   [Map]   2,463   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sparwood (BC)   [Map]   3,618   W   23 miles [37 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Bellevue   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Bever Mines   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brocket   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Coleman   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Crowsnest   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Furman   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Maycroft   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pincher Station   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Twin Butte   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Corbin (BC)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elk Prairie (BC)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hosmer (BC)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Morrissey (BC)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
West Fernie (BC)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wycliffe (BC)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Frank ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Pincher Creek Airport (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport (ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Elko Airport (FAA ID: CBE2)   [Map]   WSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   NE   44 miles [70.8 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 Frank.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Frank. 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]   N   105 miles [169 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   W   223 miles [358.9 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   258 miles [415.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Canadian Rockies Intl.  (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   W   61 miles [98.2 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   E   71 miles [114.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Pincher Creek Airport (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport (ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Elko Airport (FAA ID: CBE2)   [Map]   WSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   NE   44 miles [70.8 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
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna 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
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
  Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport   (ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]
  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 Frank. 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 Frank 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Frank) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frank. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6000, Longitude: -114.4000     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Frank), 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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