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Oberlin, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Oberlin ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the west of Oberlin. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Camrose. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the north of Oberlin and has a population of 17,200 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
Alix   [Map]   851   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Castor   [Map]   931   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Daysland   [Map]   818   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Forestburg   [Map]   895   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   W   41 miles [66 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   W   41 miles [66 km]
Stettler   [Map]   5,445   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sylvan Lake   [Map]   10,703   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Ardley   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bashaw   [Map]   796   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Big Valley   [Map]   351   S   18 miles [29 km]
Botha   [Map]   185   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Delburne   [Map]   765   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Erskine   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fenn   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Haynes   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lousana   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mirror   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Nevis   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Red Willow   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Rochon Sands   [Map]   66   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tees   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
White Sands   [Map]   120   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oberlin ...

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.

Big Valley   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South of Oberlin   [Map]
Byemoor   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hartshorn   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Leo   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meeting Creek   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Mirror   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Deer   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Willow   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rosedale Valley   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Oberlin ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Stettler Airport   [Map]   CEJ3   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bashaw Airport   [Map]   CFK2   N   18 miles [29 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   WNW   36 miles [57.9 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 Oberlin.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Oberlin. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   93 miles [149.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   NE   71 miles [114.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Stettler Airport   [Map]   CEJ3   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bashaw Airport   [Map]   CFK2   N   18 miles [29 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   WNW   36 miles [57.9 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.

Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
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
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        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 Oberlin. 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 Oberlin 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Oberlin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oberlin) 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 Oberlin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oberlin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oberlin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.2848, Longitude: -112.9098     [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 Oberlin), 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 Oberlin.