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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to White Sands.

This page contains six sections:

Around White Sands ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the west of White Sands. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Camrose. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the north of White Sands and has a population of 17,200 people.

For comparison, White Sands has a population of 120 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 White Sands and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alix   [Map]   851   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bashaw   [Map]   796   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   W   41 miles [66 km]
Castor   [Map]   931   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Daysland   [Map]   818   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Delburne   [Map]   765   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Forestburg   [Map]   895   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Killam   [Map]   1,019   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Stettler   [Map]   5,445   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   NW   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Ardley   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Botha   [Map]   185   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Donalda   [Map]   224   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Edberg   [Map]   155   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Erskine   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fenn   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ferintosh   [Map]   153   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gadsby   [Map]   35   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Meeting Creek   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mirror   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nevis   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oberlin   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Red Willow   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rochon Sands   [Map]   66   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Tees   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near White Sands ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Big Valley   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South of White Sands   [Map]
Daysland   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Forestburg   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Galahad   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Leo   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meeting Creek   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Mirror   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
New Norway   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Willow   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bashaw Airport   [Map]   CFK2   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Stettler Airport   [Map]   CEJ3   SSE   11 miles [17.7 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 White Sands.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from White Sands. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   66 miles [106.2 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   106 miles [170.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   WSW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   NE   59 miles [95 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bashaw Airport   [Map]   CFK2   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Stettler Airport   [Map]   CEJ3   SSE   11 miles [17.7 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
 
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        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 White Sands. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for White Sands 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 beginning in White Sands. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- White Sands) 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 White Sands. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from White Sands

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Sands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4667, Longitude: -112.8167     [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 White Sands), 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 White Sands.