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Freedom, Alberta

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The location of Freedom

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Freedom ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Saint Albert. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southeast of Freedom. Saint Albert has a population of 57,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Spruce Grove. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the south of Freedom and has a population of 26,200 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 Freedom and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Peavine   [Map]   ---   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Upper Manor Estates   [Map]   ---   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Birch Cove   [Map]   38   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bloomsbury   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Busby   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Camp Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Campsie   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dapp   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Linaria   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lunnford   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Manola   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Nakamun Park   [Map]   88   S   18 miles [29 km]
Neerlandia   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pibroch   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pickardville   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rossington   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Vega   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Freedom ...

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.

Birch Cove   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South of Freedom   [Map]
Clyde   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]
Cosmo   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fawcett   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Gunn   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Highridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Larkspur   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Legal   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rich Valley   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunrise Beach   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Tiger Lily   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   WSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SSE   36 miles [57.9 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 Freedom.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Freedom. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SSE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   209 miles [336.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   WSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SSE   36 miles [57.9 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
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freedom. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1521, Longitude: -114.2266     [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 Freedom), 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 Freedom.