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Oyen, Alberta

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The location of Oyen

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Oyen ...

Oyen is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Consort. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the north of Oyen and has a population of 740 people.<1>

For comparison, Oyen has a population of 1,000 people.

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

Community   2006
Acadia Valley   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cereal   [Map]   126   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Empress   [Map]   136   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Youngstown   [Map]   170   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Alsask (SK)   [Map]   129   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Eatonia (SK)   [Map]   449   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Flaxcombe (SK)   [Map]   111   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Laporte (SK)   [Map]   ---   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Loverna (SK)   [Map]   5   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mantario (SK)   [Map]   10   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marengo (SK)   [Map]   51   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Smiley (SK)   [Map]   50   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Benton Station   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
Big Stone   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bindloss   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Buffalo   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chinook   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Compeer   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Esther   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hemaruka   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kirriemuir   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
New Brigden   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sedalia   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Sibbald   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hoosier (SK)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oyen ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oyen ...

Looking for more information about Oyen? 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 Oyen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oyen.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Oyen

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Oyen ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Oyen Muni. (FAA ID: CED3)   [Map]   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Empress Airport (ICAO: CYEA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Consort Airport (FAA ID: CFG3)   [Map]   NNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Eatonia (Elvie Smith) Muni. (FAA ID: CJG2)   [Map]   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Leader Airport (FAA ID: CJD5)   [Map]   SE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Kindersley Airport (YKY/CYKY)   [Map]   E   57 miles [91.7 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 Oyen.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Oyen. 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]   W   153 miles [246.2 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.  (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   ENE   171 miles [275.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   NW   187 miles [300.9 km]
Regina Intl.  (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]   ESE   261 miles [420 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Medicine Hat Airport (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   S   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Oyen Muni. (FAA ID: CED3)   [Map]   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Empress Airport (ICAO: CYEA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Consort Airport (FAA ID: CFG3)   [Map]   NNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Eatonia (Elvie Smith) Muni. (FAA ID: CJG2)   [Map]   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Leader Airport (FAA ID: CJD5)   [Map]   SE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Kindersley Airport (YKY/CYKY)   [Map]   E   57 miles [91.7 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
Kindersley Airport   (YKY/CYKY)   [Map]
  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
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
  Website for Regina International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Empress Airport   (ICAO: CYEA)   [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 Oyen. 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 Oyen 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oyen) 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 Oyen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oyen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oyen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.3536, Longitude: -110.4816     [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 Oyen), 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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