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Rochester, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Rochester ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morinville. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the south of Rochester. Morinville has a population of 8,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Westlock. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southwest of Rochester and has a population of 4,800 people.

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

Community   2006
Athabasca   [Map]   2,580   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bruderhein   [Map]   1,215   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Namao   [Map]   ---   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Smoky Lake   [Map]   1,010   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Waskatenau   [Map]   278   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Abee   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Anton Lake   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dapp   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Jarvie   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Larkspur   [Map]   56   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nestow   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pibroch   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sunset Beach   [Map]   88   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tawatinaw   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Baptiste   [Map]   104   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Whispering Hills   [Map]   125   N   21 miles [33.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rochester ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast of Rochester   [Map]
Clyde   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fawcett   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Island Lake   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Larkspur   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunset Beach   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Weasel Creek   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Whispering Hills   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]
White Gull   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   ENE   28 miles [45.1 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 Rochester.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rochester. 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   S   78 miles [125.5 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   231 miles [371.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   ENE   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
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4514, Longitude: -113.4884     [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 Rochester), 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 Rochester.