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Whispering Hills, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Whispering Hills.

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Around Whispering Hills ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Westlock. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the south of Whispering Hills. Westlock has a population of 4,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Athabasca. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the east of Whispering Hills and has a population of 3,000 people.

For comparison, Whispering Hills has a population of 130 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Bondiss   [Map]   131   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   N   5 miles [8 km]
Jarvie   [Map]   ---   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pickardville   [Map]   ---   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Smith   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Vimy   [Map]   ---   S   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Amber Valley   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chisholm   [Map]   ---   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fawcett   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Flatbush   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hondo   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kilsyth   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Larkspur   [Map]   56   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sunset Beach   [Map]   88   SE   Less than 2 miles
West Baptiste   [Map]   104   SW   Less than 2 miles
White Gull   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whispering Hills ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East of Whispering Hills   [Map]
Fawcett   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flatbush   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Hondo   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Island Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Larkspur   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Properity   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunset Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
White Gull   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   SW   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 Whispering Hills.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Whispering Hills. 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   100 miles [160.9 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   252 miles [405.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   SW   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.

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
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Whispering Hills 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 starting from Whispering Hills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whispering Hills) 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 Whispering Hills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whispering Hills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whispering Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7600, Longitude: -113.5534     [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 Whispering Hills), 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 Whispering Hills.