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Shepard, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Shepard ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the northwest of Shepard. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Shepard and has a population of 42,600 people.

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

Community   2006
Beiseker   [Map]   804   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   N   41 miles [66 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Okotoks   [Map]   17,150   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   E   23 miles [37 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Abbeydale   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Academy   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Acadia   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Albert Park   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Conrich   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coral Springs   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
De Winton   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Douglas Glen   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
High Point Estates   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Indus   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Janet   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Martindale   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Midnapore   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ramsay   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sunnyside   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shepard ...

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.

Balzac   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North of Shepard   [Map]
Black Diamond   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Coral Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Forest Lawn   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Janet   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Valley Ridge   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   S   29 miles [46.7 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 Shepard.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shepard. 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
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   163 miles [262.3 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WSW   250 miles [402.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   N   84 miles [135.2 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSE   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   NNE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   NNE   38 miles [61.2 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.

Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl 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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Springbank Airport   (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]
        Website for Springbank Airport
        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 Shepard. 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 Shepard 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 starting from Shepard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shepard) 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 Shepard. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shepard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shepard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9518, Longitude: -113.9079     [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 Shepard), 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 Shepard.