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Red Deer, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Red Deer.

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Around Red Deer ...

Red Deer is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Sylvan Lake. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the west of Red Deer and has a population of 12,800 people.<1>

For comparison, Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.

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

Community   2006
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Stettler   [Map]   5,445   E   46 miles [74 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Central Park   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
College Heights   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gull Lake   [Map]   204   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Half Moon Bay   [Map]   32   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Haynes   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jarvis Bay   [Map]   183   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Joffre   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kasha   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Norglenwold   [Map]   270   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pine Lake   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rosedale Valley   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Spruce Lane Acres   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Woodland Hills   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Red Deer ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Birchcliff   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest of Red Deer   [Map]
Gull Lake   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Half Moon Bay   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Markerville   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]
Rosedale Valley   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Springbrook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Spruce View   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunbreaker Cove   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Red Deer ...

Looking for more information about Red Deer? 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 Red Deer, 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 Red Deer.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Red Deer

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Red Deer ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NNW   33 miles [53.1 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 Red Deer.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Red Deer. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   72 miles [115.9 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   80 miles [128.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   NE   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NNW   33 miles [53.1 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Red Deer: www.reddeer.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Red Deer 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 beginning in Red Deer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Red Deer) 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 Red Deer. 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 Red Deer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Deer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.2691, Longitude: -113.8115     [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 Red Deer), 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 Red Deer.