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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Gem, Alberta

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The location of Gem

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Gem ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Brooks. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the southeast of Gem. Brooks has a population of 13,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Drumheller. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Gem and has a population of 8,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Gem and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Arrowwood   [Map]   221   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Delia   [Map]   207   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Duchess   [Map]   978   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gleichen   [Map]   ---   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hanna   [Map]   2,847   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hussar   [Map]   187   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lomond   [Map]   175   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Munson   [Map]   217   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Rosedale   [Map]   ---   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Rosemary   [Map]   388   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Scandia   [Map]   ---   S   46 miles [74 km]
Standard   [Map]   380   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tilley   [Map]   381   SE   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bow City   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cessford   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Chancellor   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cluny   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Dorothy   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
East Coulee   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Finnegan   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Millicent   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Patricia   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pollockville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rosedale Station   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Steveville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sunnynook   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wardlow   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wayne   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gem ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   NW   30 miles [48.3 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 Gem.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gem. 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   W   80 miles [128.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   173 miles [278.4 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ENE   249 miles [400.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   SE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NW   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   NW   30 miles [48.3 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.

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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gem. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9500, Longitude: -112.1833     [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 Gem), 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 Gem.


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