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Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rocky Mountain House.

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Around Rocky Mountain House ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the east of Rocky Mountain House. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sylvan Lake. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the east of Rocky Mountain House and has a population of 12,800 people.

For comparison, Rocky Mountain House has a population of 6,900 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
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Caroline   [Map]   515   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   E   23 miles [37 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Kountry Meadows   [Map]   ---   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Leslieville   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Norglenwold   [Map]   270   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   E   46 miles [74 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   S   41 miles [66 km]
Winfield   [Map]   ---   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Alhambra   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Benalto   [Map]   ---   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Burnstick Lake   [Map]   43   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Butte   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Condor   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Half Moon Bay   [Map]   32   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hespero   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
James River Bridge   [Map]   ---   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Leedale   [Map]   ---   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Markerville   [Map]   ---   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Spruce View   [Map]   ---   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Stauffer   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sunbreaker Cove   [Map]   137   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Withrow   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Mountain House ...

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.

Condor   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East of Rocky Mountain House   [Map]
Ferrier   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Half Moon Bay   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Leedale   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Leslieville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Lodge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Markerville   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Raven   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spruce View   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunbreaker Cove   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rocky Mountain House ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Rocky Mountain House.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Rocky Mountain House. 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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Rocky Mountain House Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Rocky Mountain House

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Rocky Mountain House ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Rocky Mountain House.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NE   35 miles [56.3 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 Rocky Mountain House.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rocky Mountain House. 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   NE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSE   95 miles [152.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   ESE   45 miles [72.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NE   35 miles [56.3 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
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna 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
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Rocky Mountain House 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 beginning in Rocky Mountain House. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rocky Mountain House) 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 Rocky Mountain House. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky Mountain House

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Mountain House. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3806, Longitude: -114.9229     [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 Rocky Mountain House), 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 Rocky Mountain House.