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Hinton, Alberta

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The location of Hinton

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

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. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Hinton and not the distance if you are driving.<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 neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
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 ...

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

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 Page for Hinton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Hinton Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page 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>   DirDistance
Hinton / Entrance Airport (FAA ID: CEE4)   [Map]   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Jasper - Hinton Airport (FAA ID: CEC4)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   E   165 miles [265.5 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   SE   218 miles [350.8 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   SSW   249 miles [400.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Hinton / Entrance Airport (FAA ID: CEE4)   [Map]   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Jasper - Hinton Airport (FAA ID: CEC4)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International 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
Jasper Airport   (YJA/CYJA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edson Airport   (YET/CYET)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hinton:

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 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, 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 we use 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>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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