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Ribstone, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Ribstone ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lloydminster. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the north of Ribstone. Lloydminster has a population of 18,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lloydminster (SK). It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the north of Ribstone and has a population of 9,800 people.

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

Community   2006
Blackfoot   [Map]   ---   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chauvin   [Map]   308   E   5 miles [8 km]
Edgerton   [Map]   373   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hardisty   [Map]   760   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Irma   [Map]   444   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Kitscoty   [Map]   709   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Provost   [Map]   2,072   S   23 miles [37 km]
Wainwright   [Map]   5,426   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lashburn (SK)   [Map]   914   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Macklin (SK)   [Map]   1,290   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Maidstone (SK)   [Map]   1,037   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Marsden (SK)   [Map]   234   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marshall (SK)   [Map]   608   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Neilburg (SK)   [Map]   394   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Unity (SK)   [Map]   2,147   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Cadogan   [Map]   ---   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Czar   [Map]   175   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fabyan   [Map]   ---   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Greenshields   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hayter   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Heath   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hughenden   [Map]   231   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
McLaughlin   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Metiskow   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Paradise Valley   [Map]   183   N   23 miles [37 km]
Rivercourse   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Evesham (SK)   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lone Rock (SK)   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Senlac (SK)   [Map]   45   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Unwin (SK)   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ribstone ...

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.

Czar   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest of Ribstone   [Map]
Greenshields   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lone Rock (SK)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Paradise Valley   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]
Primate (SK)   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rutland (SK)   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Winter (SK)   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Yonker (SK)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Provost Airport   [Map]   CEH6   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wainwright Airport(YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   CYWV   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Neilburg Airport   [Map]   CJV2   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Macklin Airport   [Map]   CJJ8   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   N   42 miles [67.6 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 Ribstone.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ribstone. 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   WNW   144 miles [231.7 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   153 miles [246.2 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   WSW   194 miles [312.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   WNW   72 miles [115.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Provost Airport   [Map]   CEH6   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wainwright Airport(YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   CYWV   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Neilburg Airport   [Map]   CJV2   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Macklin Airport   [Map]   CJJ8   SSE   28 miles [45.1 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Vermilion Airport   (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]
        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
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
        Website for Regina International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wainwright Airport   (YWV/CYWV)   [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 Ribstone. 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 Ribstone 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' distance starting in Ribstone. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ribstone) 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 Ribstone. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ribstone

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ribstone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.7000, Longitude: -110.2500     [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 Ribstone), 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 Ribstone.