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Provost, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Provost ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Wainwright. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the northwest of Provost. Wainwright has a population of 5,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Unity (SK). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the east of Provost and has a population of 2,400 people.

For comparison, Provost has a population of 2,000 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 Provost and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Amisk   [Map]   172   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cadogan   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chauvin   [Map]   308   N   23 miles [37 km]
Consort   [Map]   739   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Czar   [Map]   175   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Edgerton   [Map]   373   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hardisty   [Map]   760   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hughenden   [Map]   231   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Paradise Valley   [Map]   183   N   46 miles [74 km]
Veteran   [Map]   293   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Denzil (SK)   [Map]   142   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Luseland (SK)   [Map]   571   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Macklin (SK)   [Map]   1,290   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Marsden (SK)   [Map]   234   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Neilburg (SK)   [Map]   394   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Altario   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bodo   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Compeer   [Map]   ---   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hayter   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Heath   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Kirriemuir   [Map]   ---   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Metiskow   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Monitor   [Map]   ---   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ribstone   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Cactus Lake (SK)   [Map]   ---   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Evesham (SK)   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grosswerder (SK)   [Map]   ---   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Primate (SK)   [Map]   50   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Salvador (SK)   [Map]   ---   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Senlac (SK)   [Map]   45   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Provost ...

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.

Cactus Lake (SK)   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast of Provost   [Map]
Consort   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cosine (SK)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Czar   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Denzil (SK)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Hearts Hill (SK)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Monitor   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Primate (SK)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Rutland (SK)   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Yonker (SK)   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Provost ...

Looking for more information about Provost? 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 Provost, 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 Provost.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Provost ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Provost Airport   [Map]   CEH6   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Macklin Airport   [Map]   CJJ8   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Consort Airport   [Map]   CFG3   SW   31 miles [49.9 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 Provost.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Provost. 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   E   151 miles [243 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   WNW   153 miles [246.2 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   WSW   182 miles [292.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   N   66 miles [106.2 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   NW   84 miles [135.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Provost Airport   [Map]   CEH6   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Macklin Airport   [Map]   CJJ8   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Consort Airport   [Map]   CFG3   SW   31 miles [49.9 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.

John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker 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
Coronation Airport   (YCT/CYCT)   [Map]
        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
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
        Website for Regina International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wainwright Airport   (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Provost:

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 Provost 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 that stretches from Provost. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Provost) 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 Provost. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Provost

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Provost. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3560, Longitude: -110.2608     [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 Provost), 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 Provost.