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Walsh, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Walsh ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Medicine Hat. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the west of Walsh. Medicine Hat has a population of 60,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Redcliff. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the west of Walsh and has a population of 5,100 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 Walsh and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Dunmore   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elkwater   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hilda   [Map]   ---   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Schuler   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Seven Persons   [Map]   ---   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Burstall (SK)   [Map]   315   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fox Valley (SK)   [Map]   295   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Golden Prairie (SK)   [Map]   35   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Maple Creek (SK)   [Map]   2,198   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Nekaneet Cree Nation (SK)   [Map]   160   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Piapot (SK)   [Map]   45   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Richmound (SK)   [Map]   159   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Irvine   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ross Glen   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hatton (SK)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oxarat (SK)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Walsh ...

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.

Cross (SK)   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the East of Walsh   [Map]
Dunmore   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Elkwater   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Golden Prairie (SK)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maple Creek (SK)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Medicine Hat   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Redcliff   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Seven Persons   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Sevenpersons   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Maple Creek Airport   [Map]   CJQ4   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   W   57 miles [91.7 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 Walsh.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Walsh. 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   WNW   192 miles [309 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   NE   210 miles [338 km]
Regina Intl. (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]   CYQR   E   239 miles [384.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   277 miles [445.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   W   30 miles [48.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Maple Creek Airport   [Map]   CJQ4   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   W   57 miles [91.7 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
        Website for Regina 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
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 Walsh. 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 Walsh 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 starting in Walsh. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Walsh) 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 Walsh. 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 Walsh

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walsh. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9500, Longitude: -110.0333     [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 Walsh), 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 Walsh.