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Raymond, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Raymond ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northwest of Raymond. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northeast of Raymond and has a population of 8,200 people.

For comparison, Raymond has a population of 3,700 people.

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

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   N   18 miles [29 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Milk River   [Map]   816   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Chin   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cranford   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Del Bonita   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Diamond City   [Map]   ---   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Eastview Acres   [Map]   ---   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
New Dayton   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Spring Coulee   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stand Off   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sunset Acres   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Warner   [Map]   307   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Welling   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Woolford   [Map]   ---   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wrentham   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Raymond ...

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.

Chin   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast of Raymond   [Map]
Coaldale   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Diamond City   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Maybutt (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Monarch   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Stand Off   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Raymond ...

Looking for more information about Raymond? 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 Raymond, 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 Raymond.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Raymond ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Milk River Airport   [Map]   CEW5   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   WNW   37 miles [59.5 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 Raymond.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Raymond. 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   NNW   128 miles [206 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   268 miles [431.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ENE   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Milk River Airport   [Map]   CEW5   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   WNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Coutts / Ross Intl.   [Map]   CEP4   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   NNE   46 miles [74 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
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
        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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Raymond. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Raymond 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 that begins in Raymond. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Raymond) 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 Raymond. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Raymond

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raymond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4667, Longitude: -112.6667     [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 Raymond), 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 Raymond.