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Rimbey, Alberta

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The location of Rimbey

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rimbey ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the southeast of Rimbey. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sylvan Lake. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the south of Rimbey and has a population of 12,800 people.

For comparison, Rimbey has a population of 2,400 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Alhambra   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Benalto   [Map]   ---   S   23 miles [37 km]
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bluffton   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Crestomere   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Forshee   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gull Lake   [Map]   204   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Half Moon Bay   [Map]   32   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hoadley   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jarvis Bay   [Map]   183   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kasha   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kountry Meadows   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Leedale   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sunbreaker Cove   [Map]   137   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Willesden Green   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rimbey ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Rimbey.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rimbey ...

Looking for more information about Rimbey? 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 Rimbey, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rimbey.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Rimbey. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Rimbey Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Rimbey

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Rimbey ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Rimbey Airport (FAA ID: CFC7)   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lacombe Airport (FAA ID: CEG3)   [Map]   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hespero Airport (FAA ID: CFB3)   [Map]   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEH3)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Innisfail Airport (FAA ID: CEM4)   [Map]   SSE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl. (FAA ID: CEX3)   [Map]   ENE   41 miles [66 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Rimbey.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rimbey. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   S   105 miles [169 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Viking Airport (FAA ID: CEE8)   [Map]   ENE   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Rimbey Airport (FAA ID: CFC7)   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lacombe Airport (FAA ID: CEG3)   [Map]   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hespero Airport (FAA ID: CFB3)   [Map]   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEH3)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Innisfail Airport (FAA ID: CEM4)   [Map]   SSE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl. (FAA ID: CEX3)   [Map]   ENE   41 miles [66 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
  Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rimbey:

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 Rimbey 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rimbey) 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 Rimbey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rimbey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rimbey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.6419, Longitude: -114.2359     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Rimbey), 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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