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Glenwood, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Glenwood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northeast of Glenwood. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Coaldale. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northeast of Glenwood and has a population of 7,500 people.

For comparison, Glenwood has a population of 280 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 going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Blairmore   [Map]   ---   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   N   46 miles [74 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Crowsnest Pass   [Map]   5,749   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hillcrest Mines   [Map]   ---   W   41 miles [66 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   E   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Aetna   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Beazer   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brocket   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carway   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kimball   [Map]   ---   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Leavitt   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pincher Station   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Spring Coulee   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Springridge   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Stand Off   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Twin Butte   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Woolford   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenwood ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Chief Mountain   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South of Glenwood   [Map]
Hill Spring   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hillspring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mountain View   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Pincher Creek   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pincher Station   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stand Off   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Butte   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   N   23 miles [37 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   SE   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 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 Glenwood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Glenwood. 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   N   122 miles [196.3 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WNW   265 miles [426.5 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   272 miles [437.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   W   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   N   23 miles [37 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   SE   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna 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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        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
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.3667, Longitude: -113.5167     [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 Glenwood), 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 Glenwood.