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Rochon Sands, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rochon Sands.

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Around Rochon Sands ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the west of Rochon Sands. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Camrose. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the north of Rochon Sands and has a population of 17,200 people.

For comparison, Rochon Sands has a population of 66 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 Rochon Sands and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Alix   [Map]   851   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Castor   [Map]   931   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Daysland   [Map]   818   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Forestburg   [Map]   895   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Killam   [Map]   1,019   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Stettler   [Map]   5,445   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   NW   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Ardley   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bashaw   [Map]   796   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Botha   [Map]   185   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Donalda   [Map]   224   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Edberg   [Map]   155   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Erskine   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fenn   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ferintosh   [Map]   153   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Meeting Creek   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mirror   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Nevis   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oberlin   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Red Willow   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tees   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
White Sands   [Map]   120   E   2 miles [3.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rochon Sands ...

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.

Big Valley   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South of Rochon Sands   [Map]
Forestburg   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Leo   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meeting Creek   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Mirror   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
New Norway   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Willow   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Rosedale Valley   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bashaw Airport   [Map]   CFK2   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Stettler Airport   [Map]   CEJ3   SSE   11 miles [17.7 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 Rochon Sands.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rochon Sands. 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   NNW   65 miles [104.6 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   104 miles [167.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   WSW   46 miles [74 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   NE   61 miles [98.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bashaw Airport   [Map]   CFK2   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Stettler Airport   [Map]   CEJ3   SSE   11 miles [17.7 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochon Sands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4554, Longitude: -112.8841     [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 Rochon Sands), 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 Rochon Sands.