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Rainier, Alberta

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The location of Rainier

Introduction ...

Although we found mention of Rainier during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..

When we're planning a trip and want to make reservations or still at home and looking for a place to eat, we usually start by visiting the TripAdvisor website. Once on their website we search for what's available, then check the recommendations and experiences of other people.

Although there are many ways of searching the TripAdvisor website, we prefer to start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page. On the Tourism page you'll find a quick overview of the community, with links to restaurants, lodging, flights, rentals and nearby attractions.

While we are unaware of a TripAdvisor Tourism page that is specific to Rainier, there are communities in the surrounding area that have Tourism pages that may be of help. The following map should help you find find those communities communities.

List of Neighboring TripAdvisor Tourism Pages ...

Below is a list of those communities which have a TripAdvisor Tourism page and are relatively close to Rainier - within 49 miles [78.9 km]<2>.

Our list sorts the communities in alphabetical order. There are 10 communities listed:


33 miles [53.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of Rainier

Population: 1,282

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Bassano

Bow Island

46 miles [74 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Rainier

Population: 2,025

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Bow Island


15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of Rainier

Population: 13,818

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Brooks


46 miles [74 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Rainier

Population: 60

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Cluny


49 miles [78.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of Rainier

Population: 7,493

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Coaldale


26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of Rainier

Population: 978

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Duchess


47 miles [75.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Rainier

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Jenner


28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Rainier

Population: 108

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Patricia


39 miles [62.8 km] to the South (S) of Rainier

Population: 8,199

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Taber


20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) of Rainier

Population: 1,069

TripAdvisor Tourism page for Vauxhall

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Rainier and then turned west". While Rainier could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Rainier as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Rainier could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alberta community named Rainier.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rainier) 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 Rainier. 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 Rainier

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.3667, Longitude: -112.0833     [Map].

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