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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Greenshields ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lloydminster. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Greenshields. Lloydminster has a population of 18,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lloydminster (SK). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northeast of Greenshields and has a population of 9,800 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 Greenshields and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Chauvin   [Map]   308   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Edgerton   [Map]   373   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hardisty   [Map]   760   W   23 miles [37 km]
Irma   [Map]   444   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Killam   [Map]   1,019   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Kitscoty   [Map]   709   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mannville   [Map]   782   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Provost   [Map]   2,072   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sedgewick   [Map]   891   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vermilion   [Map]   4,036   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Viking   [Map]   1,085   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Wainwright   [Map]   5,426   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Macklin (SK)   [Map]   1,290   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Marshall (SK)   [Map]   608   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Neilburg (SK)   [Map]   394   E   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Amisk   [Map]   172   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Borradaile   [Map]   ---   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cadogan   [Map]   ---   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Czar   [Map]   175   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fabyan   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Heath   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hughenden   [Map]   231   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jarrow   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Kinsella   [Map]   ---   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lougheed   [Map]   217   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
McLaughlin   [Map]   ---   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Metiskow   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Paradise Valley   [Map]   183   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ribstone   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rivercourse   [Map]   ---   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Greenshields ...

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.

Alliance   -   48 miles [77.2 km] to the Southwest of Greenshields   [Map]
Blackfoot   -   42 miles [67.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Czar   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Lone Rock (SK)   -   41 miles [66 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mannville   -   42 miles [67.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Marshall (SK)   -   49 miles [78.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Paradise Valley   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Viking   -   47 miles [75.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wainwright Airport(YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   CYWV   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hardisty Airport   [Map]   CEA5   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Provost Airport   [Map]   CEH6   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vermilion Airport(YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   CYVG   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Killam - Sedgewick Airport   [Map]   CEK6   W   41 miles [66 km]
Macklin Airport   [Map]   CJJ8   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   NE   46 miles [74 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 Greenshields.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Greenshields. 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   WNW   122 miles [196.3 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   176 miles [283.2 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   180 miles [289.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   WNW   50 miles [80.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wainwright Airport(YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   CYWV   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hardisty Airport   [Map]   CEA5   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Provost Airport   [Map]   CEH6   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vermilion Airport(YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   CYVG   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Killam - Sedgewick Airport   [Map]   CEK6   W   41 miles [66 km]
Macklin Airport   [Map]   CJJ8   SE   46 miles [74 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
 
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Coronation Airport   (YCT/CYCT)   [Map]
        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
 
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wainwright Airport   (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vermilion Airport   (YVG/CYVG)   [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 Greenshields 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' (or point-to-point) distance from Greenshields. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenshields) 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 Greenshields. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greenshields

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenshields. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.7833, Longitude: -110.7667     [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 Greenshields), 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 Greenshields.