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Glenbow, Alberta

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The location of Glenbow

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Glenbow ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the southeast of where Glenbow would have been located. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the northeast of Glenbow 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 from Glenbow and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Canmore   [Map]   12,039   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Okotoks   [Map]   17,150   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   S   33 miles [53.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Arbour Lake   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Balzac   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bragg Creek   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cochrane Lake   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Heritage Woods   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Highwood   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hillhurst   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Huntington Hills   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jumping Pound   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Madden   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Redwood Meadows   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Signal Hill   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sunnyside   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Valley Ridge   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Varsity   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenbow ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Springbank Airport  (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport (FAA ID: CGB2)   [Map]   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Cheadle Airport (FAA ID: CFQ4)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Strathmore Airport (FAA ID: CDJ5)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Glenbow.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Glenbow. 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]   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   NNE   152 miles [244.6 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   WSW   234 miles [376.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   NNE   73 miles [117.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Springbank Airport  (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport (FAA ID: CGB2)   [Map]   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Cheadle Airport (FAA ID: CFQ4)   [Map]   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Strathmore Airport (FAA ID: CDJ5)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport (FAA ID: CEA3)   [Map]   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport (FAA ID: CFZ5)   [Map]   NNW   41 miles [66 km]
Beiseker Airport (FAA ID: CFV2)   [Map]   ENE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Acme Airport (FAA ID: CEG2)   [Map]   ENE   42 miles [67.6 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
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  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
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
  Website for Springbank Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Glenbow 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glenbow) 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 Glenbow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glenbow

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenbow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1592, Longitude: -114.3828     [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 Glenbow), 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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