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Leedale, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Leedale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southeast of Leedale. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sylvan Lake. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southeast of Leedale and has a population of 12,800 people.

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

Community   2006
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Clive   [Map]   562   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   N   46 miles [74 km]
Warburg   [Map]   621   N   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Alhambra   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Benalto   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bluffton   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Condor   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Crestomere   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Forshee   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gull Lake   [Map]   204   E   23 miles [37 km]
Half Moon Bay   [Map]   32   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hespero   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hoadley   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jarvis Bay   [Map]   183   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kountry Meadows   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Leslieville   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sunbreaker Cove   [Map]   137   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leedale ...

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.

Birchcliff   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast of Leedale   [Map]
Condor   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Gull Lake   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]
Half Moon Bay   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Leslieville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Lodge   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rocky Mountain House   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunbreaker Cove   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   E   37 miles [59.5 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 Leedale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Leedale. 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   NE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   103 miles [165.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ENE   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   E   37 miles [59.5 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
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
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alberta

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leedale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.5833, Longitude: -114.4833     [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 Leedale), 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 Leedale.