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Iron Springs, Alberta

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The location of Iron Springs

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Iron Springs.

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Around Iron Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the south of Iron Springs. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the east of Iron Springs and has a population of 8,200 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 as if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   NW   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Barons   [Map]   276   W   18 miles [29 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chin   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cranford   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Diamond City   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Eastview Acres   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Enchant   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lomond   [Map]   175   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Retlaw   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sunset Acres   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Travers   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Turin   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Iron Springs ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Iron Springs. 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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Iron Springs ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Taber Airport (FAA ID: CED5)   [Map]   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Vauxhall Airport (FAA ID: CEN6)   [Map]   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vulcan Airport (FAA ID: CFX6)   [Map]   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   W   42 miles [67.6 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 Iron Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Iron Springs. 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
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   NW   100 miles [160.9 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   236 miles [379.8 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   W   297 miles [478 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Medicine Hat Airport (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   E   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Taber Airport (FAA ID: CED5)   [Map]   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Vauxhall Airport (FAA ID: CEN6)   [Map]   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vulcan Airport (FAA ID: CFX6)   [Map]   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   W   42 miles [67.6 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
  Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9281, Longitude: -112.6860     [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 Iron Springs), 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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