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Stirling, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Stirling ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the northwest of Stirling. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the northeast of Stirling and has a population of 8,200 people.

For comparison, Stirling has a population of 920 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 driven.<2>

Community   2006
Barnwell   [Map]   613   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Milk River   [Map]   816   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Chin   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Cranford   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Del Bonita   [Map]   ---   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Diamond City   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Eastview Acres   [Map]   ---   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]   ---   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
New Dayton   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Skiff   [Map]   ---   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Spring Coulee   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sunset Acres   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Turin   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Warner   [Map]   307   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Welling   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wrentham   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stirling ...

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.

Chin   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North of Stirling   [Map]
Coaldale   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Diamond City   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Maybutt (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Milk River   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Raymond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Skiff   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Milk River Airport   [Map]   CEW5   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   SSW   36 miles [57.9 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 Stirling.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Stirling. 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   129 miles [207.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   266 miles [428.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ENE   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Warner Airport   [Map]   CEP6   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Milk River Airport   [Map]   CEW5   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   NNE   41 miles [66 km]
Coutts / Ross Intl.   [Map]   CEP4   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   WNW   42 miles [67.6 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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        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 Stirling. 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 Stirling 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Stirling. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stirling) 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 Stirling. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stirling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stirling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5044, Longitude: -112.5232     [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 Stirling), 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 Stirling.