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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Pincher Creek.

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Around Pincher Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Crowsnest Pass. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the west of Pincher Creek. Crowsnest Pass has a population of 5,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fernie (BC). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Pincher Creek and has a population of 4,200 people.

For comparison, Pincher Creek has a population of 3,700 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 Pincher Creek and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Blairmore   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hillcrest Mines   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lundbreck   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Sparwood (BC)   [Map]   3,618   W   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver Mines   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bever Mines   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brocket   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coleman   [Map]   ---   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Leavitt   [Map]   ---   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Maycroft   [Map]   ---   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   ---   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pincher Station   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Springridge   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stand Off   [Map]   ---   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Twin Butte   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Waterton Park   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Corbin (BC)   [Map]   ---   W   32 miles [51.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pincher Creek ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Beaver Mines   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West of Pincher Creek   [Map]
Crowsnest Pass   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Frank   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hill Spring   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hillspring   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maycroft   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pincher Station   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Twin Butte   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pincher Creek ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Pincher Creek Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Pincher Creek


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Pincher Creek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   NNE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SE   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 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 Pincher Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pincher Creek. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   N   112 miles [180.2 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   244 miles [392.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   264 miles [424.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   E   52 miles [83.7 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   W   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   NNE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SE   39 miles [62.8 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
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna 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
 
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
 
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport   (ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The official website for Pincher Creek: www.pinchercreek.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Pincher Creek 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 starting in Pincher Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pincher Creek) 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 Pincher Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pincher Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pincher Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4879, Longitude: -113.9500     [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 Pincher Creek), 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 Pincher Creek.