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Elko, British Columbia

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Elko ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Cranbrook. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northwest of Elko. Cranbrook has a population of 19,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kimberley. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northwest of Elko and has a population of 6,100 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
Beaver Mines (AB)   [Map]   ---   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Blairmore (AB)   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cowley (AB)   [Map]   219   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Crowsnest Pass (AB)   [Map]   5,749   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Frank (AB)   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hillcrest Mines (AB)   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lundbreck (AB)   [Map]   ---   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Elkford   [Map]   2,463   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fernie   [Map]   4,217   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sparwood   [Map]   3,618   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Eureka (MT)   [Map]   ---   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rexford (MT)   [Map]   ---   S   27 miles [43.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Crowsnest (AB)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Baynes Lake   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bull River   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Corbin   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Galloway   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grasmere   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hosmer   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jaffray   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kragmont   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Morrissey   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Newgate   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Roosville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wardner   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
West Fernie   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wycliffe   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elko ...

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.

Bull River   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest of Elko   [Map]
Coal Creek (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crowsnest (AB)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dodge Summit (MT)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Eureka (MT)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Flagstone   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Tobacco (MT) (Historic)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Waldo (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elko ...

Looking for more information about Elko? 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 Elko, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Elko.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Elko

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Elko ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   SW   Less than 2 miles
Eureka Airport   [Map]   88M   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport(ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   CYSW   NNE   38 miles [61.2 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 Elko.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Elko. 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   NNE   134 miles [215.7 km]
Spokane Intl. (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]   GEG   SW   160 miles [257.5 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WNW   195 miles [313.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Glacier Park Intl. (FCA/KGPI)   [Map]   GPI   SSE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Kalispell City Airport   [Map]   S27   SSE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   ENE   106 miles [170.6 km]
West Kootenay Rgnl. (YCG/CYCG)   [Map]   CYCG   W   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   SW   Less than 2 miles
Eureka Airport   [Map]   88M   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport(ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]   CYSW   NNE   38 miles [61.2 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
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
        Website for Spokane International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport   (ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pincher Creek Airport   (WPC/CZPC)   [Map]
        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
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
        Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Glacier Park Intl.   (FCA/KGPI)   [Map]
        Website for Glacier Park International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
West Kootenay Rgnl.   (YCG/CYCG)   [Map]
        Website for West Kootenay Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elko. 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 Elko 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 that begins in Elko. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elko) 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 Elko. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elko

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elko. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.3000, Longitude: -115.1167     [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 Elko), 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 Elko.