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Irma, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Irma ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Wainwright. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the east of Irma. Wainwright has a population of 5,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Vermilion. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northeast of Irma and has a population of 3,900 people.

For comparison, Irma has a population of 440 people.

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

Community   2006
Blackfoot   [Map]   ---   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Chauvin   [Map]   308   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Daysland   [Map]   818   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Edgerton   [Map]   373   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Forestburg   [Map]   895   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Hardisty   [Map]   760   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Holden   [Map]   398   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Hughenden   [Map]   231   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Innisfree   [Map]   233   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Killam   [Map]   1,019   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kitscoty   [Map]   709   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mannville   [Map]   782   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sedgewick   [Map]   891   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Strome   [Map]   252   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Viking   [Map]   1,085   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Alliance   [Map]   158   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Amisk   [Map]   172   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Berkinshaw   [Map]   ---   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Borradaile   [Map]   ---   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Czar   [Map]   175   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fabyan   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Galahad   [Map]   134   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenshields   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Heath   [Map]   ---   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jarrow   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kinsella   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lougheed   [Map]   217   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Minburn   [Map]   65   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Paradise Valley   [Map]   183   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ranfurly   [Map]   ---   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Irma ...

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.

Alliance   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Southwest of Irma   [Map]
Czar   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Daysland   -   42 miles [67.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Forestburg   -   41 miles [66 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Galahad   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greenshields   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mannville   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Paradise Valley   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Viking   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Irma ...

Looking for more information about Irma? 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 Irma, 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 Irma.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Irma ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Wainwright Airport(YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   CYWV   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hardisty Airport   [Map]   CEA5   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Killam - Sedgewick Airport   [Map]   CEK6   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Vermilion Airport(YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   CYVG   NNE   34 miles [54.7 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 Irma.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Irma. 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   WNW   100 miles [160.9 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   171 miles [275.2 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   197 miles [317 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   ENE   55 miles [88.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Wainwright Airport(YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   CYWV   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hardisty Airport   [Map]   CEA5   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Killam - Sedgewick Airport   [Map]   CEK6   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Vermilion Airport(YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   CYVG   NNE   34 miles [54.7 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
Coronation Airport   (YCT/CYCT)   [Map]
        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
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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Irma. 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 Irma 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 in Irma. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Irma) 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 Irma. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Irma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Irma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.9167, Longitude: -111.2333     [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 Irma), 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 Irma.