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Vulcan, Alberta

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The location of Vulcan

Introduction ...

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

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Around Vulcan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Okotoks. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northwest of Vulcan. Okotoks has a population of 24,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Chestermere. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northwest of Vulcan and has a population of 14,400 people.

For comparison, Vulcan has a population of 1,800 people.

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

Community   2006
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   S   46 miles [74 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Anastasia   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Arrowwood   [Map]   221   N   23 miles [37 km]
Blackie   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brant   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Carmangay   [Map]   336   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ensign   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Herronton   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kirkcaldy   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Milo   [Map]   100   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mossleigh   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Parkland Beach   [Map]   135   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Parkland   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Queenstown   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shouldice   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vulcan ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Vulcan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vulcan ...

Looking for more information about Vulcan? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Vulcan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Vulcan.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Vulcan. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Vulcan Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Vulcan

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Vulcan ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Vulcan Airport (FAA ID: CFX6)   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
High River Airport (FAA ID: CEN4)   [Map]   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bassano Airport (FAA ID: CEN2)   [Map]   NE   44 miles [70.8 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Vulcan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Vulcan. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   NNW   59 miles [95 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   201 miles [323.5 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   W   272 miles [437.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   SSE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Medicine Hat Airport (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   ESE   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Vulcan Airport (FAA ID: CFX6)   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
High River Airport (FAA ID: CEN4)   [Map]   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport (FAA ID: CEJ4)   [Map]   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bassano Airport (FAA ID: CEN2)   [Map]   NE   44 miles [70.8 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
  Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vulcan:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vulcan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.4030, Longitude: -113.2640     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Vulcan), 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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