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Ponoka, Alberta

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The location of Ponoka

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. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ponoka and not the distance as if you drove.<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 neighboring 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   23 miles [37 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 ...

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

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 Page for Ponoka.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Ponoka Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page 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>   DirDistance
Ponoka Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEH3)   [Map]   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lacombe Airport (FAA ID: CEG3)   [Map]   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl. (FAA ID: CEX3)   [Map]   NNE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bashaw Airport (FAA ID: CFK2)   [Map]   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rimbey Airport (FAA ID: CFC7)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   S   109 miles [175.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ponoka:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ponoka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ponoka. The point we use 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>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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