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Valley Ridge, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Valley Ridge.

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Around Valley Ridge ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It lies just east of Valley Ridge. Calgary has a population of 1,095,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Airdrie. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northeast of Valley Ridge 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Beiseker   [Map]   804   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Canmore   [Map]   12,039   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Okotoks   [Map]   17,150   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   S   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Abbeydale   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Acadia   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Albert Park   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Arbour Lake   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Balzac   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cochrane Lake   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Coral Springs   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Douglas Glen   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Heritage Woods   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Jumping Pound   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Martindale   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Priddis   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ramsay   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Redwood Meadows   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sunnyside   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Valley Ridge ...

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.

Balzac   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast of Valley Ridge   [Map]
Coral Springs   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Forest Lawn   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Ghost Lake   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Janet   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Jumping Pound   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Valley Ridge.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   W   5 miles [8 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   E   27 miles [43.5 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 Valley Ridge.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Valley Ridge. 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   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   155 miles [249.4 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WSW   238 miles [383 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   N   76 miles [122.3 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSE   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW)   [Map]   CYBW   W   5 miles [8 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Strathmore Airport   [Map]   CDJ5   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Carstairs - Bishell's Airport   [Map]   CGB2   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Beiseker Airport   [Map]   CFV2   ENE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Acme Airport   [Map]   CEG2   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   SSE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Olds - Didsbury Airport   [Map]   CEA3   N   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
Banff Airport   (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]
        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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Valley Ridge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valley Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0957, Longitude: -114.2518     [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 Valley Ridge), 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 Valley Ridge.