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Kananaskis, Alberta

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The location of Kananaskis

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Kananaskis ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Kananaskis. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Kananaskis and has a population of 42,600 people.

For comparison, Kananaskis has a population of 430 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 Kananaskis and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Banff   [Map]   6,700   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Benchlands   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bragg Creek   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Canmore   [Map]   12,039   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cochrane Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cremona   [Map]   463   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Exshaw   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Ghost Lake   [Map]   78   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Harvie Heights   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Heritage Woods   [Map]   ---   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lac des Arcs   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Waiparous   [Map]   49   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Arbour Lake   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Balzac   [Map]     E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bottrell   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
De Winton   [Map]     E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Dead Man's Flats   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Jumping Pound   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Madden   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Millarville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Morley   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Priddis   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Redwood Meadows   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Signal Hill   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Valley Ridge   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Water Valley   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kananaskis ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Banff Airport (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Springbank Airport  (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport (FAA ID: CFZ5)   [Map]   NNE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Invermere Airport (FAA ID: CAA8)   [Map]   SW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Sundre Airport (FAA ID: CFN7)   [Map]   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport (FAA ID: CGB2)   [Map]   NE   58 miles [93.3 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 Kananaskis.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Kananaskis. 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]   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   NNE   168 miles [270.4 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   WSW   202 miles [325.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   NNE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl.  (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   SSW   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Banff Airport (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Springbank Airport  (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sundre / Goodwins Farm Airport (FAA ID: CFZ5)   [Map]   NNE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Invermere Airport (FAA ID: CAA8)   [Map]   SW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Sundre Airport (FAA ID: CFN7)   [Map]   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport (FAA ID: CGB2)   [Map]   NE   58 miles [93.3 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
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
  Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
  Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Banff Airport   (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
  Website for Springbank Airport
  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 Kananaskis. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Kananaskis 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kananaskis) 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 Kananaskis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kananaskis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kananaskis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0520, Longitude: -115.1054     [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 Kananaskis), 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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