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Hinton, Alberta

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The location of Hinton

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Hinton ...

Hinton is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Edson. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Hinton and has a population of 8,500 people.<1>

For comparison, Hinton has a population of 9,600 people.

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

Community   2006
Brule   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cadomin   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   4,265   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Marlboro   [Map]   ---   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Obed   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Robb   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Coalspur   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Luscar   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mercoal   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pocahontas   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Swan Landing   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hinton ...

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.

Bickerdike   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the East of Hinton   [Map]
Entrance   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jasper   -   41 miles [66 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Medicine Lodge   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Mountain Park (Historic)   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Pocahontas   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hinton ...

Looking for more information about Hinton? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hinton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Hinton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hinton. 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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Hinton Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Hinton

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Hinton ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Hinton / Entrance Airport   [Map]   CEE4   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Jasper - Hinton Airport   [Map]   CEC4   SW   9 miles [14.5 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 Hinton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Hinton. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   E   165 miles [265.5 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SE   218 miles [350.8 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   SSW   249 miles [400.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Hinton / Entrance Airport   [Map]   CEE4   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Jasper - Hinton Airport   [Map]   CEC4   SW   9 miles [14.5 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
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
Jasper Airport   (YJA/CYJA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edson Airport   (YET/CYET)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.4023, Longitude: -117.5814     [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 Hinton), 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 Hinton.