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Irricana, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Irricana ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the southwest of Irricana. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the west of Irricana and has a population of 42,600 people.

For comparison, Irricana has a population of 1,200 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 Irricana and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Beiseker   [Map]   804   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Drumheller   [Map]   7,932   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   S   23 miles [37 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Okotoks   [Map]   17,150   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Acme   [Map]   656   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Balzac   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Bircham   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cheadle   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Conrich   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Coral Springs   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dalroy   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Delacour   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
High Point Estates   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kathyrn   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Keoma   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lyalta   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Martindale   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Nightingale   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   E   21 miles [33.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Irricana ...

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.

Acme   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North of Irricana   [Map]
Balzac   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]
Carbon   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Coral Springs   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Forest Lawn   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gayford   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Janet   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nightingale   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rockyford   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunnyslope   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Irricana ...

Looking for more information about Irricana? 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 Irricana, 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 Irricana.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Irricana ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NW   26 miles [41.8 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 Irricana.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Irricana. 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
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   137 miles [220.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   N   60 miles [96.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NW   26 miles [41.8 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank 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
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Irricana 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 starting from Irricana. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Irricana) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Irricana. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Irricana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Irricana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.3167, Longitude: -113.6167     [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 Irricana), 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 Irricana.