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Introduction ...

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

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Around Travers ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the south of Travers. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Brooks. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northeast of Travers and has a population of 13,800 people.

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

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Barnwell   [Map]   613   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Duchess   [Map]   978   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rosemary   [Map]   388   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Taber   [Map]   7,677   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   W   33 miles [53.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Barons   [Map]   276   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bow City   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Enchant   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grantham   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Iron Springs   [Map]   ---   S   23 miles [37 km]
Kirkcaldy   [Map]   ---   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lomond   [Map]   175   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Milo   [Map]   100   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rainier   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Retlaw   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Scandia   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Turin   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Travers ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Bow City   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast of Travers   [Map]
Champion   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Diamond City   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Enchant   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Iron Springs   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South   [Map]
Majorville   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Picture Butte   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Queenstown   -   31 miles [49.9 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 Travers.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   SSE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   WSW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   SW   54 miles [86.9 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 Travers.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Travers. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NW   87 miles [140 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   215 miles [346 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ENE   285 miles [458.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   E   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Vauxhall Airport   [Map]   CEN6   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Taber Airport   [Map]   CED5   SSE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Brooks Rgnl.(ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]   CYBP   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   WSW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   SW   54 miles [86.9 km]
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   ESE   59 miles [95 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
 
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
 
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Travers 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 begins in Travers. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Travers) 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 Travers. 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 Travers

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Travers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2500, Longitude: -112.5500     [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 Travers), 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 Travers.