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Penhold, Alberta

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The location of Penhold

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Penhold ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It lies just north of Penhold. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sylvan Lake. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northwest of Penhold and has a population of 12,800 people.

For comparison, Penhold has a population of 2,400 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 Penhold and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   N   23 miles [37 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Stettler   [Map]   5,445   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Central Park   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dickson   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Half Moon Bay   [Map]   32   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Henday   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hillsdown   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jarvis Bay   [Map]   183   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Markerville   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Netook   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Norglenwold   [Map]   270   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pine Lake   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Red Deer Junction   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Spruce Lane Acres   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Woodland Hills   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Penhold ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   NNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Innisfail Airport (FAA ID: CEM4)   [Map]   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Olds - Netook Airport (FAA ID: CFK6)   [Map]   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lacombe Airport (FAA ID: CEG3)   [Map]   NNE   25 miles [40.2 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Penhold.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Penhold. 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]   S   70 miles [112.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   82 miles [132 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   NNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Viking Airport (FAA ID: CEE8)   [Map]   NE   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Innisfail Airport (FAA ID: CEM4)   [Map]   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Olds - Netook Airport (FAA ID: CFK6)   [Map]   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lacombe Airport (FAA ID: CEG3)   [Map]   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hespero Airport (FAA ID: CFB3)   [Map]   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport (FAA ID: CEA3)   [Map]   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEH3)   [Map]   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport (FAA ID: CGB2)   [Map]   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rimbey Airport (FAA ID: CFC7)   [Map]   NNW   40 miles [64.4 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
  Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
  Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Penhold:

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 Penhold 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Penhold) 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 Penhold. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Penhold

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penhold. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.1333, Longitude: -113.8667     [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 Penhold), 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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