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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Holmes Crossing.

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Around Holmes Crossing ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Whitecourt. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the west of Holmes Crossing. Whitecourt has a population of 9,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Westlock. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the east of Holmes Crossing and has a population of 4,800 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 drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   S   46 miles [74 km]
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Blue Ridge   [Map]   ---   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Peavine   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pickardville   [Map]   ---   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ross Haven   [Map]   198   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sangudo   [Map]   364   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Silver Sands   [Map]   173   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Sunset Point   [Map]   242   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Swan Hills   [Map]   1,645   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Val Quentin   [Map]   181   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Vimy   [Map]   ---   E   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bloomsbury   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Camp Creek   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Campsie   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cosmo   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fort Assiniboine   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
Freedom   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Green Court   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Linaria   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lone Pine   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lunnford   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Manola   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Neerlandia   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Roselea   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tiger Lily   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Vega   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Holmes Crossing ...

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.

Birch Cove   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast of Holmes Crossing   [Map]
Cosmo   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fawcett   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freedom   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Court   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Highridge   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lone Pine   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Tiger Lily   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Swan Hills Airport   [Map]   CEM5   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   ESE   41 miles [66 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   WSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SE   57 miles [91.7 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 Holmes Crossing.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Holmes Crossing. 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   SE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   223 miles [358.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Swan Hills Airport   [Map]   CEM5   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   ESE   41 miles [66 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   WSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SE   57 miles [91.7 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
 
Whitecourt Airport   (YZU/CYZU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [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 Holmes Crossing 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 that starts in Holmes Crossing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Holmes Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holmes Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.3167, Longitude: -114.7333     [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 Holmes Crossing), 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 Holmes Crossing.