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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Elkford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Cranbrook. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southwest of Elkford. Cranbrook has a population of 19,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Crowsnest Pass (AB). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southeast of Elkford and has a population of 5,700 people.

For comparison, Elkford has a population of 2,500 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.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver Mines (AB)   [Map]   ---   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Blairmore (AB)   [Map]   ---   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cowley (AB)   [Map]   219   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Frank (AB)   [Map]   ---   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hillcrest Mines (AB)   [Map]   ---   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Longview (AB)   [Map]   300   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lundbreck (AB)   [Map]   ---   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Canal Flats   [Map]   700   W   41 miles [66 km]
Fernie   [Map]   4,217   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sparwood   [Map]   3,618   S   19 miles [30.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bellevue (AB)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coleman (AB)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Crowsnest (AB)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Furman (AB)   [Map]     E   41 miles [66 km]
Maycroft (AB)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Corbin   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Elk Prairie   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fort Steele   [Map]     SW   41 miles [66 km]
Hosmer   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Round Prairie   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Skookumchuck   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ta Ta Creek   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wasa   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
West Fernie   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wycliffe   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elkford ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Elkford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkford ...

Looking for more information about Elkford? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Elkford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elkford.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Elkford. 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 British Columbia

    British Columbia Tourism
    Parks for British Columbia

    Fishing in British Columbia
    Hunting in British Columbia

TripAdvisor Link for:

    British Columbia Statewide Tourism
    Elkford Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Elkford


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Elkford ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport(ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   CYSW   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport(YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]   CYCZ   WNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   SSW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   SE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   E   57 miles [91.7 km]
Invermere Airport   [Map]   CAA8   NW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NNE   85 miles [136.8 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 Elkford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Elkford. 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
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NNE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   197 miles [317 km]
Spokane Intl. (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]   GEG   SW   203 miles [326.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNE   234 miles [376.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   ESE   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport(ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   CYSW   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport(YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]   CYCZ   WNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   SSW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Pincher Creek Airport(WPC/CZPC)   [Map]   CZPC   SE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   E   57 miles [91.7 km]
Invermere Airport   [Map]   CAA8   NW   58 miles [93.3 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
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
        Website for Spokane 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
 
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
        Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport   (ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport   (YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [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 Elkford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of British Columbia: www.gov.bc.ca/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.0116, Longitude: -114.9330     [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 Elkford), 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 Elkford.



 
 
 

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