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Pincher Station, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Pincher Station ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Crowsnest Pass. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the west of Pincher Station. 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 Station and has a population of 4,200 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 Pincher Station and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Barons   [Map]   276   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Blairmore   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hillcrest Mines   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lundbreck   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Sparwood (BC)   [Map]   3,618   W   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Beaver Mines   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bever Mines   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brocket   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coleman   [Map]   ---   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Furman   [Map]   ---   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Maycroft   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   ---   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Springridge   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Stand Off   [Map]   ---   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Twin Butte   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Waterton Park   [Map]   ---   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Corbin (BC)   [Map]   ---   W   32 miles [51.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pincher Station ...

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.

Beaver Mines   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest of Pincher Station   [Map]
Crowsnest Pass   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Frank   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Hill Spring   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hillspring   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maycroft   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pincher Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Twin Butte   -   18 miles [29 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 Pincher Station.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SE   40 miles [64.4 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 Station.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pincher Station. 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   N   109 miles [175.4 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   244 miles [392.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   261 miles [420 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   E   51 miles [82.1 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   W   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SE   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       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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pincher Station. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pincher Station. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5260, Longitude: -113.9482     [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 Station), 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 Station.