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Introduction ...

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

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Around Gibbons ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the south of Gibbons. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the southwest of Gibbons and has a population of 57,700 people.

For comparison, Gibbons has a population of 3,000 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 are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bruderhein   [Map]   1,215   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lamont   [Map]   1,669   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tofield   [Map]   1,876   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Carbondale   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cardiff   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coronado   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fedorah   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hairsine   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hewitt Estates   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Josephburg   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lamoureux   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lancaster Park   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lower Manor Estates   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Namao   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Opal   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Upper Manor Estates   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Waugh   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gibbons ...

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.

Beverly   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South of Gibbons   [Map]
Bon Accord   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Carbondale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gold Bar   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Legal   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Opal   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Redwater   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Star   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gibbons ...

Looking for more information about Gibbons? 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 Gibbons, 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 Gibbons.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Gibbons


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Gibbons ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Chipman Airport   [Map]   CFU3   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   SSE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SSW   37 miles [59.5 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 Gibbons.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gibbons. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   189 miles [304.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSW   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Chipman Airport   [Map]   CFU3   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   SSE   29 miles [46.7 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.

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
 
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        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
 
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [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 Gibbons 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 Gibbons. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gibbons) 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 Gibbons. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gibbons

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gibbons. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8283, Longitude: -113.3276     [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 Gibbons), 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 Gibbons.