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Ponoka, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Ponoka ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the south of Ponoka. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Leduc. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the north of Ponoka and has a population of 24,300 people.

For comparison, Ponoka has a population of 6,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ponoka and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   N   46 miles [74 km]
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Camrose   [Map]   15,605   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Stettler   [Map]   5,445   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Sylvan Lake   [Map]   10,703   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Alix   [Map]   851   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Clive   [Map]   562   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
College Heights   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Crestomere   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Falun   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gull Lake   [Map]   204   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hobbema   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Joffre   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kasha   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Mirror   [Map]   ---   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Morningside   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Navarre   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rosedale Valley   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Spruce Lane Acres   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tees   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ponoka ...

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.

Crystal Springs   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest of Ponoka   [Map]
Grandview   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gull Lake   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mirror   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
New Norway   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pipestone   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Deer   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosedale Valley   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Silver Beach   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ponoka ...

Looking for more information about Ponoka? 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 Ponoka, 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 Ponoka.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Ponoka

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Ponoka ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bashaw Airport   [Map]   CFK2   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   W   27 miles [43.5 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 Ponoka.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ponoka. 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   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   109 miles [175.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ENE   77 miles [123.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bashaw Airport   [Map]   CFK2   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   W   27 miles [43.5 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
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ponoka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.6797, Longitude: -113.5841     [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 Ponoka), 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 Ponoka.