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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Ghost Lake.

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Around Ghost Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the east of Ghost Lake. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of Ghost Lake and has a population of 42,600 people.

For comparison, Ghost Lake has a population of 78 people.

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

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Banff   [Map]   6,700   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bragg Creek   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Canmore   [Map]   12,039   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Okotoks   [Map]   17,150   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   N   41 miles [66 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Arbour Lake   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Benchlands   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Bottrell   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Cochrane Lake   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dead Man's Flats   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Exshaw   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jumping Pound   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kananaskis   [Map]   429   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Lac des Arcs   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Madden   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Morley   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Redwood Meadows   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Valley Ridge   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Waiparous   [Map]   49   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Water Valley   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ghost Lake ...

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.

Anthracite (Historic)   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the West of Ghost Lake   [Map]
Balzac   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Dead Man's Flats   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dogpound   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Georgetown (Historic)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jumping Pound   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]
Water Valley   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Banff Airport(YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   CYBA   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   ESE   50 miles [80.5 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 Ghost Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ghost Lake. 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
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNE   153 miles [246.2 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WSW   219 miles [352.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NNE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   SSW   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Banff Airport(YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   CYBA   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport   [Map]   CFZ5   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sundre Airport   [Map]   CFN7   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   ESE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   E   52 miles [83.7 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
 
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        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
 
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Banff Airport   (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Ghost Lake 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 Ghost Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ghost Lake) 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 Ghost Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ghost Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ghost Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2067, Longitude: -114.7624     [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 Ghost Lake), 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 Ghost Lake.