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Hill Spring, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Hill Spring.

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Around Hill Spring ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Hill Spring. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Crowsnest Pass. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northwest of Hill Spring and has a population of 5,700 people.

For comparison, Hill Spring has a population of 190 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 from Hill Spring and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Blairmore   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Frank   [Map]   ---   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hillcrest Mines   [Map]   ---   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lundbreck   [Map]   ---   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   E   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Aetna   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Beaver Mines   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Beazer   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brocket   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Carway   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kimball   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Leavitt   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mountain View   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pincher Station   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Spring Coulee   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Springridge   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stand Off   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Twin Butte   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Waterton Park   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Woolford   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hill Spring ...

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.

Beaver Mines   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest of Hill Spring   [Map]
Chief Mountain   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillspring   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain View   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Pincher Creek   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pincher Station   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stand Off   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Butte   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   NNE   30 miles [48.3 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 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 Hill Spring.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Hill Spring. 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   127 miles [204.4 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WNW   261 miles [420 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   278 miles [447.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   ENE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   WNW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   NNE   30 miles [48.3 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 Hill Spring. 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 Hill Spring 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 Hill Spring. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hill Spring) 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 Hill Spring. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hill Spring

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hill Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2833, Longitude: -113.6333     [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 Hill Spring), 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 Hill Spring.