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Lille, Alberta

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The location of Lille

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Lille ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Crowsnest Pass. It lies just southwest of where Lille would have been located. Crowsnest Pass has a population of 5,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fernie (BC). It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the west of Lille and has a population of 4,200 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 if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Blairmore   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Frank   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hillcrest Mines   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Lundbreck   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Waterton Park   [Map]   ---   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Elkford (BC)   [Map]   2,463   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sparwood (BC)   [Map]   3,618   W   22 miles [35.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Beaver Mines   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bellevue   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Bever Mines   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brocket   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Coleman   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Crowsnest   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Furman   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Maycroft   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pincher Station   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Corbin (BC)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elk Prairie (BC)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Hosmer (BC)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Morrissey (BC)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
West Fernie (BC)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wycliffe (BC)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lille ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Pincher Creek Airport (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport (ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Elko Airport (FAA ID: CBE2)   [Map]   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   E   43 miles [69.2 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 Lille.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lille. 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]   N   102 miles [164.2 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   W   222 miles [357.3 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   255 miles [410.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Canadian Rockies Intl.  (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   W   62 miles [99.8 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   E   71 miles [114.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Pincher Creek Airport (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport (ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Elko Airport (FAA ID: CBE2)   [Map]   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   E   43 miles [69.2 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
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna 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
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
  Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport   (ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Lille 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lille) 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 Lille. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lille

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lille. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6517, Longitude: -114.3963     [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 Lille), 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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