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Okotoks, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Okotoks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Okotoks. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the north of Okotoks and has a population of 42,600 people.

For comparison, Okotoks has a population of 24,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Okotoks and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Beiseker   [Map]   804   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bragg Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Academy   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Acadia   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Aldersyde   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Blackie   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cayley   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dalemead   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
De Winton   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Douglas Glen   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Indus   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Janet   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Longview   [Map]   300   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Midnapore   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Millarville   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Priddis   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Shepard   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Okotoks ...

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   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West of Okotoks   [Map]
Blackie   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Coral Springs   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Forest Lawn   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
High River   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Janet   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Longview   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Okotoks ...

Looking for more information about Okotoks? 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 Okotoks, 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 Okotoks.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Okotoks ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   SE   37 miles [59.5 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 Okotoks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Okotoks. 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   26 miles [41.8 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   179 miles [288.1 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   243 miles [391.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   N   100 miles [160.9 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   SW   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   SE   37 miles [59.5 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
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
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        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
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Okotoks:

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 Okotoks 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' distance that stretches from Okotoks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Okotoks) 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 Okotoks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Okotoks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Okotoks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.7249, Longitude: -113.9750     [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 Okotoks), 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 Okotoks.