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Westlock, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Westlock ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the south of Westlock. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the south of Westlock and has a population of 57,700 people.

For comparison, Westlock has a population of 4,800 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 Westlock and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Athabasca   [Map]   2,580   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bruderhein   [Map]   1,215   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Peavine   [Map]   ---   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Upper Manor Estates   [Map]   ---   S   33 miles [53.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Alcomdale   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Anton Lake   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Busby   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dapp   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Freedom   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Larkspur   [Map]   56   N   18 miles [29 km]
Linaria   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Manola   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Nestow   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pibroch   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pickardville   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rossington   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tawatinaw   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vimy   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Westlock ...

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.

Birch Cove   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest of Westlock   [Map]
Clyde   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Freedom   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Highridge   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Larkspur   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Legal   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Opal   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunrise Beach   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westlock ...

Looking for more information about Westlock? 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 Westlock, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Westlock.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Westlock Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Westlock

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Westlock ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   SSE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   SE   42 miles [67.6 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 Westlock.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Westlock. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   S   59 miles [95 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   SSE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   SE   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.

Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [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 Westlock 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' distance that stretches from Westlock. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westlock) 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 Westlock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westlock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westlock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1544, Longitude: -113.8507     [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 Westlock), 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 Westlock.