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Picture Butte, Alberta

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The location of Picture Butte

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Picture Butte.

This page contains five sections:

Around Picture Butte ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the south of Picture Butte. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the east of Picture Butte and has a population of 8,200 people.

For comparison, Picture Butte has a population of 1,700 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 starting from Picture Butte and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Barons   [Map]   276   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chin   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cranford   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Diamond City   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Eastview Acres   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Enchant   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Retlaw   [Map]   ---   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sunset Acres   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Travers   [Map]   ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Turin   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Welling   [Map]   ---   S   27 miles [43.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Picture Butte ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Taber Airport (FAA ID: CED5)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Vauxhall Airport (FAA ID: CEN6)   [Map]   ENE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   WNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vulcan Airport (FAA ID: CFX6)   [Map]   NNW   42 miles [67.6 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 Picture Butte.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Picture Butte. 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]   NNW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   239 miles [384.6 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   W   293 miles [471.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Medicine Hat Airport (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   E   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Taber Airport (FAA ID: CED5)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Vauxhall Airport (FAA ID: CEN6)   [Map]   ENE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   WNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vulcan Airport (FAA ID: CFX6)   [Map]   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Warner Airport (FAA ID: CEP6)   [Map]   SSE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Cardston Airport (FAA ID: CEA6)   [Map]   SSW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Pincher Creek Airport (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   WSW   59 miles [95 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
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Picture Butte:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Picture Butte 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 '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- Picture Butte) 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 Picture Butte. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Picture Butte

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Picture Butte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8769, Longitude: -112.7839     [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 Picture Butte), 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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