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Parkland, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Parkland ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Okotoks. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northwest of Parkland. Okotoks has a population of 24,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is High River. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the north of Parkland and has a population of 12,900 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 you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Aldersyde   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Barons   [Map]   276   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Blackie   [Map]   ---   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Brant   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cayley   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ensign   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Furman   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Herronton   [Map]   ---   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Kirkcaldy   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Longview   [Map]   300   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Maycroft   [Map]   ---   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mossleigh   [Map]   ---   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Parkland Beach   [Map]   135   SW   Less than 2 miles
Woodhouse   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Parkland ...

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   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northwest of Parkland   [Map]
Blackie   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]
Champion   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Ensign   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
High River   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]
Longview   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Maycroft   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Monarch   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Vulcan   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodhouse   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   NNW   20 miles [32.2 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 Parkland.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Parkland. 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   NNW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   211 miles [339.6 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   253 miles [407.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   WSW   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   NNW   20 miles [32.2 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
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
        Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Parkland. 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 Parkland 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 that begins in Parkland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Parkland) 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 Parkland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Parkland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2500, Longitude: -113.6667     [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 Parkland), 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 Parkland.