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Purple Springs, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Purple Springs.

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Around Purple Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the west of Purple Springs. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the west of Purple Springs and has a population of 8,200 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 Purple Springs and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   E   23 miles [37 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   W   46 miles [74 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Milk River   [Map]   816   S   46 miles [74 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ralston   [Map]   ---   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tilley   [Map]   381   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Warner   [Map]   307   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Burdett   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Chin   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cranford   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Enchant   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grantham   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Hays   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Juno   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
New Dayton   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Retlaw   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Scandia   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Skiff   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Turin   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wrentham   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Purple Springs ...

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.

Bow Island   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East of Purple Springs   [Map]
Chin   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Goat   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grassy Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Hays   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Juno   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Legend (Historic)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Skiff   -   22 miles [35.4 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 Purple Springs.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Purple Springs. 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 Purple Springs ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   SE   29 miles [46.7 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 Purple Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Purple Springs. 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   NW   129 miles [207.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   251 miles [403.9 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   NE   278 miles [447.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   WSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ENE   54 miles [86.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   SE   29 miles [46.7 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [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 Purple Springs. 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 Purple Springs 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Purple Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Purple Springs) 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 Purple Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Purple Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Purple Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8168, Longitude: -111.8942     [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 Purple Springs), 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 Purple Springs.