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Retlaw, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Retlaw ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southwest of Retlaw. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Brooks. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the northeast of Retlaw and has a population of 13,800 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 starting from Retlaw and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Duchess   [Map]   978   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ralston   [Map]   ---   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Taber   [Map]   7,677   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Bow City   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Chin   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cranford   [Map]   ---   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Diamond City   [Map]   ---   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Enchant   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grantham   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hays   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lomond   [Map]   175   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Purple Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Rainier   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Scandia   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Travers   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Turin   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Retlaw ...

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 City   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North of Retlaw   [Map]
Chin   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Coaldale   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Enchant   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Goat   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hays   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Purple Springs   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   ESE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   S   17 miles [27.4 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 Retlaw.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Retlaw. 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   105 miles [169 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   230 miles [370.1 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ENE   281 miles [452.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   E   68 miles [109.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   ESE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   S   17 miles [27.4 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
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
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Retlaw. 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 Retlaw 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 stretches from Retlaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Retlaw) 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 Retlaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Retlaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Retlaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.0684, Longitude: -112.2624     [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 Retlaw), 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 Retlaw.