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Whitla, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Whitla ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Medicine Hat. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the northeast of Whitla. Medicine Hat has a population of 60,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Taber. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Whitla and has a population of 8,200 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 Whitla and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Bow Island   [Map]   1,790   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Burdett   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dunmore   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elkwater   [Map]   ---   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Foremost   [Map]   524   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grassy Lake   [Map]   ---   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ralston   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Redcliff   [Map]   5,096   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Rolling Hills   [Map]   ---   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Seven Persons   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Suffield   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Tilley   [Map]   381   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Vauxhall   [Map]   1,069   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Walsh   [Map]   ---   E   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Etzikom   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hays   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Irvine   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Juno   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Manyberries   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Orion   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Purple Springs   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ross Glen   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitla ...

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.

Bow Island   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West of Whitla   [Map]
Conquerville (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dunmore   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Juno   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Medicine Hat   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Redcliff   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Seven Persons   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Sevenpersons   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Whitla.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   ENE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ENE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   SW   34 miles [54.7 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 Whitla.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Whitla. 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
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NW   155 miles [249.4 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   NE   246 miles [395.9 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   260 miles [418.4 km]
Regina Intl. (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]   CYQR   E   284 miles [457.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ENE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   W   79 miles [127.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bow Island Airport   [Map]   CEF3   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Medicine Hat Airport   [Map]   CFZ3   ENE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Foremost Airport   [Map]   CFD4   SW   34 miles [54.7 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       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
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
        Website for Regina International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        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 Whitla. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitla. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8833, Longitude: -111.0500     [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 Whitla), 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 Whitla.