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The location of Monarch









Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Monarch ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the southeast of Monarch. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the east of Monarch and has a population of 8,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Monarch and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Barnwell   [Map]   613   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   N   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Barons   [Map]   276   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   N   23 miles [37 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chin   [Map]   ---   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cranford   [Map]   ---   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Diamond City   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Eastview Acres   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   W   18 miles [29 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Stand Off   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sunset Acres   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Turin   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Welling   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Woodhouse   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monarch ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   WNW   26 miles [41.8 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 Monarch.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Monarch. 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]   NNW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   243 miles [391.1 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   W   278 miles [447.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Medicine Hat Airport (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   E   107 miles [172.2 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl.  (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   W   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Taber Airport (FAA ID: CED5)   [Map]   E   41 miles [66 km]
Vulcan Airport (FAA ID: CFX6)   [Map]   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pincher Creek Airport (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   WSW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Cardston Airport (FAA ID: CEA6)   [Map]   S   44 miles [70.8 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
 
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
  Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
  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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monarch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8000, Longitude: -113.1167     [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 Monarch), 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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