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Pocahontas, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Pocahontas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Hinton. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the northeast of Pocahontas. Hinton has a population of 9,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Jasper. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the south of Pocahontas and has a population of 4,100 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 going to drive it.<2>

Community   DirectionDistance
Brule   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cadomin   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Obed   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Robb   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Coalspur   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Luscar   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Mercoal   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Swan Landing   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lucerne (BC)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Yellowhead (BC)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pocahontas ...

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.

Entrance   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast of Pocahontas   [Map]
Jasper   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountain Park (Historic)   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Yellowhead (BC)   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pocahontas. 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 Pocahontas ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Jasper - Hinton Airport   [Map]   CEC4   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jasper Airport(YJA/CYJA)   [Map]   CYJA   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hinton / Entrance Airport   [Map]   CEE4   NE   15 miles [24.1 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 Pocahontas.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pocahontas. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   E   179 miles [288.1 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SE   219 miles [352.4 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   SSW   232 miles [373.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Jasper - Hinton Airport   [Map]   CEC4   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jasper Airport(YJA/CYJA)   [Map]   CYJA   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hinton / Entrance Airport   [Map]   CEE4   NE   15 miles [24.1 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.

Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
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
Jasper Airport   (YJA/CYJA)   [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 Pocahontas. 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 Pocahontas 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 Pocahontas. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pocahontas) 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 Pocahontas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pocahontas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pocahontas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2000, Longitude: -117.9167     [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 Pocahontas), 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 Pocahontas.