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Obed, Alberta

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The location of Obed

Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Obed.

This page contains five sections:

Around Obed ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Hinton. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the southwest of Obed. Hinton has a population of 9,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Edson. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the east of Obed and has a population of 8,500 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting in Obed.<2>

Brule     [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the southwest of Obed.

Cadomin     [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the south of Obed.

Coalspur     [Map]
26 miles [41.8 km] miles to the south of Obed.

Edson     [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the east of Obed.

Hinton     [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the southwest of Obed.

Luscar     [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the south of Obed.

Marlboro     [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the east of Obed.

Mercoal     [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the south of Obed.

Pocahontas     [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the southwest of Obed.

Robb     [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the southeast of Obed.

Swan Landing     [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the southwest of Obed.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Obed ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Obed. 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

TripAdvisor Link for:

Alberta Statewide Tourism

Also of Interest:

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Obed ...

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.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Obed.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Obed. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

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

Large Airports

Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG) <4>   [Map]
150 miles [241.4 km] miles to the East of Obed.

Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
215 miles [346 km] miles to the Southeast of Obed.

Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
264 miles [424.9 km] miles to the South Southwest of Obed.

General Aviation Airports

Hinton / Entrance Airport (FAA ID: CEE4)   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the West Southwest of Obed.

Jasper - Hinton Airport (FAA ID: CEC4)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the Southwest of Obed.

Edson Airport (YET/CYET)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the East of Obed.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Edmonton Internationl Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Calgary Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Calgary International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Kelowna Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Kelowna International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Edson Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Jasper Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Obed 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Obed) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Obed. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5500, Longitude: -117.2167     [Map].

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Obed), 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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<4>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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