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Swalwell, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Swalwell ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southwest of Swalwell. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the southwest of Swalwell and has a population of 42,600 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 from Swalwell and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Drumheller   [Map]   7,932   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Acme   [Map]   656   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Beiseker   [Map]   804   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bircham   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Carbon   [Map]   570   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hesketh   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Huxley   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Morrin   [Map]   253   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Munson   [Map]   217   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Nacmine   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   S   23 miles [37 km]
Rosebud   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Sunnyslope   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Torrington   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wimborne   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Swalwell ...

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.

Acme   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Swalwell   [Map]
Carbon   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Drumheller   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Gayford   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South   [Map]
Nightingale   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockyford   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosebud   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunnyslope   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Three Hills   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Swalwell.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Three Hills Airport   [Map]   CEN3   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Drumheller Muni.   [Map]   CEG4   E   24 miles [38.6 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 Swalwell.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Swalwell. 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   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   121 miles [194.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NNW   49 miles [78.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Three Hills Airport   [Map]   CEN3   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Drumheller Muni.   [Map]   CEG4   E   24 miles [38.6 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker 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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swalwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.5593, Longitude: -113.3197     [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 Swalwell), 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 Swalwell.