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Orion, Alberta

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The location of Orion

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Orion ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Medicine Hat. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the north of Orion. Medicine Hat has a population of 60,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Redcliff. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the north of Orion and has a population of 5,100 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 from Orion and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Burdett   [Map]   ---   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Dunmore   [Map]   ---   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Elkwater   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Seven Persons   [Map]   ---   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Walsh   [Map]   ---   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Aden   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Etzikom   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Manyberries   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Onefour   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ross Glen   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orion ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Foremost Airport (FAA ID: CFD4)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Medicine Hat Airport (FAA ID: CFZ3)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bow Island Airport (FAA ID: CEF3)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Medicine Hat Airport (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 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 Orion.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Orion. 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]   NW   182 miles [292.9 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.  (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   NE   259 miles [416.8 km]
Regina Intl.  (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]   ENE   281 miles [452.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   NNW   291 miles [468.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Medicine Hat Airport (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   W   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Foremost Airport (FAA ID: CFD4)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Medicine Hat Airport (FAA ID: CFZ3)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bow Island Airport (FAA ID: CEF3)   [Map]   NW   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
  Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
  Website for Regina 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
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orion. 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 Orion 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orion) 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 Orion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4540, Longitude: -110.8097     [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 Orion), 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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