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Keephills, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Keephills ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the east of Keephills. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northeast of Keephills and has a population of 57,700 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 driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   E   18 miles [29 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Betula Beach   [Map]   15   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Burtonsville   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Carnwood   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Carvel   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clearwater Estates   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Duffield   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Kapasiwin   [Map]   39   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Meso West   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Point Alison   [Map]   15   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saint Francis   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Smithfield   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Spring Lake   [Map]   501   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Telfordville   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Westlake Estates   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Keephills ...

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.

Castle Island   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North of Keephills   [Map]
Rolling Heights   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Silver Sands   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spruce Grove   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]
Stony Plain   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnybrook   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset Point   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Tomahawk   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Yellowstone   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   N   45 miles [72.4 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 Keephills.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Keephills. 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   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   161 miles [259.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ESE   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   N   45 miles [72.4 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
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [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 Keephills 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 beginning in Keephills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Keephills) 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 Keephills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Keephills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keephills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.4417, Longitude: -114.3500     [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 Keephills), 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 Keephills.