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Introduction ...

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

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Around Whitford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort Saskatchewan. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the west of Whitford. Fort Saskatchewan has a population of 15,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Vegreville. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the south of Whitford and has a population of 5,700 people.

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

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Andrew   [Map]   465   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bruderhein   [Map]   1,215   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Glendon   [Map]   421   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lamont   [Map]   1,669   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mundare   [Map]   712   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ryley   [Map]   458   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   5,106   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Smoky Lake   [Map]   1,010   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Tofield   [Map]   1,876   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Two Hills   [Map]   1,047   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Bellis   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boian   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brosseau   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Chipman   [Map]   238   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Duvernay   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Edwand   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hairy Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kaleland   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Luzan   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Saint Michael   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Stry   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Vilna   [Map]   274   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Willingdon   [Map]   295   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wostok   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitford ...

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.

Chipman   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest of Whitford   [Map]
Hairy Hill   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Inland   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Saddle Lake   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Smoky Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sprucefield   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Star   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Two Hills   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chipman Airport   [Map]   CFU3   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Two Hills Airport   [Map]   CEL6   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Vegreville Airport   [Map]   CEV3   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tofield Airport   [Map]   CEV7   SSW   39 miles [62.8 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 Whitford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Whitford. 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   WSW   67 miles [107.8 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   204 miles [328.3 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   257 miles [413.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SSE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   ENE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   ESE   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chipman Airport   [Map]   CFU3   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Two Hills Airport   [Map]   CEL6   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Vegreville Airport   [Map]   CEV3   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tofield Airport   [Map]   CEV7   SSW   39 miles [62.8 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 City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        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
 
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. Paul Airport   (ZSP/CEW3)   [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 Whitford 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 that begins in Whitford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitford) 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 Whitford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8667, Longitude: -112.2167     [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 Whitford), 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 Whitford.