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Medicine Hat, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Medicine Hat.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Medicine Hat ...

Medicine Hat is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Redcliff. It lies just northwest of Medicine Hat and has a population of 5,100 people.<1>

For comparison, Medicine Hat has a population of 60,000 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 going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Burdett   [Map]   ---   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dunmore   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elkwater   [Map]   ---   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hilda   [Map]   ---   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Ralston   [Map]   ---   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]   ---   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Schuler   [Map]   ---   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Seven Persons   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Suffield   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Walsh   [Map]   ---   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Golden Prairie (SK)   [Map]   35   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Richmound (SK)   [Map]   159   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Etzikom   [Map]     SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Irvine   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Orion   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ross Glen   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hatton (SK)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Medicine Hat ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Medicine Hat ...

Looking for more information about Medicine Hat? 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 Medicine Hat, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Medicine Hat.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Medicine Hat

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Medicine Hat ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   WSW   Less than 2 miles
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   SSW   4 miles [6.4 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 Medicine Hat.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Medicine Hat. 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   WNW   164 miles [263.9 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   NE   227 miles [365.3 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   257 miles [413.6 km]
Regina Intl. (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]   CYQR   E   267 miles [429.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   WSW   Less than 2 miles
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   WSW   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   SSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   SW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Maple Creek Airport   [Map]   CJQ4   E   54 miles [86.9 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker 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
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
        Website for Regina International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Medicine Hat:

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 Medicine Hat 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 that begins in Medicine Hat. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Medicine Hat) 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 Medicine Hat. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Medicine Hat

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Medicine Hat. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.0333, Longitude: -110.6833     [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 Medicine Hat), 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 Medicine Hat.


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