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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Gleichen ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the west of Gleichen. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northwest of Gleichen and has a population of 42,600 people.

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

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Acme   [Map]   656   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Beiseker   [Map]   804   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Carbon   [Map]   570   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Drumheller   [Map]   7,932   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Okotoks   [Map]   17,150   W   41 miles [66 km]
Rosemary   [Map]   388   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   S   33 miles [53.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Anastasia   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Arrowwood   [Map]   221   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cheadle   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Cluny   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Herronton   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hussar   [Map]   187   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Milo   [Map]   100   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mossleigh   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Namaka   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nightingale   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Queenstown   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shouldice   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Standard   [Map]   380   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Stobart   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gleichen ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Bassano Airport (FAA ID: CEN2)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rockyford Airport (FAA ID: CFC6)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cheadle Airport (FAA ID: CFQ4)   [Map]   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Strathmore Airport (FAA ID: CDJ5)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vulcan Airport (FAA ID: CFX6)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ostergard's Airport (FAA ID: CDO2)   [Map]   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Beiseker Airport (FAA ID: CFV2)   [Map]   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
High River Airport (FAA ID: CEN4)   [Map]   WSW   41 miles [66 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 Gleichen.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gleichen. 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]   WNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   170 miles [273.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   S   86 miles [138.4 km]
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   NNW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Medicine Hat Airport (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   ESE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Bassano Airport (FAA ID: CEN2)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rockyford Airport (FAA ID: CFC6)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cheadle Airport (FAA ID: CFQ4)   [Map]   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Strathmore Airport (FAA ID: CDJ5)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vulcan Airport (FAA ID: CFX6)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ostergard's Airport (FAA ID: CDO2)   [Map]   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Beiseker Airport (FAA ID: CFV2)   [Map]   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
High River Airport (FAA ID: CEN4)   [Map]   WSW   41 miles [66 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
 
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
  Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
  Website for Springbank 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
 
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
  Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
  Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gleichen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.8672, Longitude: -113.0516     [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 Gleichen), 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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