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Woolford, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Woolford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lethbridge. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the north of Woolford. Lethbridge has a population of 83,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Coaldale. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northeast of Woolford and has a population of 7,500 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 are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Cardston   [Map]   3,452   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coalhurst   [Map]   1,523   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   280   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Milk River   [Map]   816   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Monarch   [Map]   ---   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pincher Creek   [Map]   3,625   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,225   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shaughnessy   [Map]   ---   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Stirling   [Map]   921   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Warner   [Map]   307   E   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Aetna   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Beazer   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carway   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Del Bonita   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Hill Spring   [Map]   192   W   23 miles [37 km]
Kimball   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Leavitt   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Spring Coulee   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Springridge   [Map]   ---   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Stand Off   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sunset Acres   [Map]   ---   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Twin Butte   [Map]   ---   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Waterton Park   [Map]   ---   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Welling   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Woolford ...

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.

Chief Mountain   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest of Woolford   [Map]
Hill Spring   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillspring   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Mountain View   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Raymond   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stand Off   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Twin Butte   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Whiskey Gap   -   11 miles [17.7 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 Woolford.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   NNW   37 miles [59.5 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 Woolford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Woolford. 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   NNW   138 miles [222.1 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WNW   284 miles [457.1 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   285 miles [458.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Cardston Airport   [Map]   CEA6   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Del Bonita / Whetstone Intl.   [Map]   CEQ4   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fort Macleod Airport   [Map]   CEY3   NNW   37 miles [59.5 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
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna 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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [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 ...

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 Woolford 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 starting in Woolford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Woolford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Woolford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woolford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woolford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.1833, Longitude: -113.1333     [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 Woolford), 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 Woolford.