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Milk River, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Milk River.

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Around Milk River ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northwest of Milk River. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of Milk River and has a population of 8,200 people.

For comparison, Milk River has a population of 820 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
Barnwell   [Map]   613   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Chin   [Map]   ---   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Coutts   [Map]   305   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Warner   [Map]   307   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Aden   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cranford   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Del Bonita   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Etzikom   [Map]     NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
New Dayton   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Skiff   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Welling   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wrentham   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Milk River ...

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.

Chin   -   45 miles [72.4 km] to the North of Milk River   [Map]
Coaldale   -   46 miles [74 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Foremost   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grassy Lake   -   50 miles [80.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Legend (Historic)   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maybutt (Historic)   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Raymond   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Skiff   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Milk River ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Milk River. 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
    Milk River Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Milk River

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Milk River ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Milk River Airport   [Map]   CEW5   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   NNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coutts / Ross Intl.   [Map]   CEP4   SSE   11 miles [17.7 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 Milk River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Milk River. 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   NNW   160 miles [257.5 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   294 miles [473.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   NE   85 miles [136.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Milk River Airport   [Map]   CEW5   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   NNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coutts / Ross Intl.   [Map]   CEP4   SSE   11 miles [17.7 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Milk River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Milk River 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 that stretches from Milk River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Milk River) 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 Milk River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Milk River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milk River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.1519, Longitude: -112.0843     [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 Milk River), 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 Milk River.