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Nanton, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Nanton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Okotoks. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the north of Nanton. Okotoks has a population of 24,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Chestermere. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the north of Nanton and has a population of 14,400 people.

For comparison, Nanton has a population of 2,100 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Blackie   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   S   23 miles [37 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Gleichen   [Map]   ---   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   E   22 miles [35.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Academy   [Map]   ---   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Aldersyde   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Brant   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cayley   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dalemead   [Map]   ---   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
De Winton   [Map]   ---   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ensign   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Furman   [Map]   ---   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Herronton   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kirkcaldy   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Longview   [Map]   300   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Mossleigh   [Map]   ---   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Parkland Beach   [Map]   135   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Parkland   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Woodhouse   [Map]   ---   S   29 miles [46.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nanton ...

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.

Black Diamond   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest of Nanton   [Map]
Blackie   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]
Champion   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Ensign   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
High River   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Longview   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Vulcan   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Woodhouse   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nanton ...

Looking for more information about Nanton? 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 Nanton, 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 Nanton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Nanton

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Nanton ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   SSE   24 miles [38.6 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 Nanton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Nanton. 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   N   54 miles [86.9 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   204 miles [328.3 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   249 miles [400.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   WSW   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   SSE   24 miles [38.6 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
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank 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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
        Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Nanton:

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 Nanton 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 beginning in Nanton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nanton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nanton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nanton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nanton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.3447, Longitude: -113.7759     [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 Nanton), 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 Nanton.