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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Waterton Park.

This page contains five sections:

Around Waterton Park ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Crowsnest Pass. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northwest of Waterton Park. Crowsnest Pass has a population of 5,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pincher Creek. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the north of Waterton Park and has a population of 3,700 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 Waterton Park and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Beaver Mines   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Blairmore   [Map]   ---   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cowley   [Map]   219   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Frank   [Map]   ---   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hillcrest Mines   [Map]   ---   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Lundbreck   [Map]   ---   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pincher Station   [Map]   ---   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Twin Butte   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Aetna   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Beazer   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bellevue   [Map]     NW   41 miles [66 km]
Bever Mines   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Brocket   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carway   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Coleman   [Map]     NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Kimball   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Leavitt   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Springridge   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stand Off   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Woolford   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waterton Park ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Waterton Park ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Cardston Airport (FAA ID: CEA6)   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pincher Creek Airport (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   NNE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl. (FAA ID: CEQ4)   [Map]   E   51 miles [82.1 km]
Elko Airport (FAA ID: CBE2)   [Map]   WNW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   NE   64 miles [103 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 Waterton Park.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Waterton Park. 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]   N   142 miles [228.5 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   WNW   252 miles [405.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   N   294 miles [473.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lethbridge Co. Airport (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   NE   64 miles [103 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl.  (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   WNW   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Cardston Airport (FAA ID: CEA6)   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pincher Creek Airport (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Macleod Airport (FAA ID: CEY3)   [Map]   NNE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl. (FAA ID: CEQ4)   [Map]   E   51 miles [82.1 km]
Elko Airport (FAA ID: CBE2)   [Map]   WNW   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna 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
 
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
  Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterton Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.0500, Longitude: -113.9167     [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 Waterton Park), 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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