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Introduction ...

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

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Around Spillimacheen ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Canmore (AB). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the east of Spillimacheen. Canmore (AB) has a population of 12,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Banff (AB). It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northeast of Spillimacheen and has a population of 7,600 people.

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

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Harvie Heights (AB)   [Map]   ---   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Golden   [Map]   3,811   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Invermere   [Map]   3,002   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Radium Hot Springs   [Map]   735   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Shuswap   [Map]   169   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Athalmer   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Brighouse   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brisco   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brownsville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dry Gulch   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Edgewater   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Field   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Galena   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
Harrogate   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kootenay Crossing   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leanchoil   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
McMurdo   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Nicholson   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Parson   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wilmer   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spillimacheen ...

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.

Dry Gulch   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast of Spillimacheen   [Map]
Edgewater   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Galena   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Horse Creek   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ottertail   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Parson   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Radium   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Radium Hot Springs   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spillimacheen ...

Looking for more information about Spillimacheen? 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 Spillimacheen, 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 Spillimacheen.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spillimacheen. 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
    Spillimacheen Tourism

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


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Spillimacheen ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Invermere Airport   [Map]   CAA8   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Golden Airport(YGE/CYGE)   [Map]   CYGE   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Banff Airport(YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   CYBA   ENE   41 miles [66 km]
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport(YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]   CYCZ   SSE   44 miles [70.8 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 Spillimacheen.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Spillimacheen. 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   E   102 miles [164.2 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WSW   147 miles [236.6 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNE   203 miles [326.7 km]
Spokane Intl. (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]   GEG   SSW   232 miles [373.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   SSE   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Invermere Airport   [Map]   CAA8   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Golden Airport(YGE/CYGE)   [Map]   CYGE   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Banff Airport(YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   CYBA   ENE   41 miles [66 km]
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport(YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]   CYCZ   SSE   44 miles [70.8 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.

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
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
        Website for Spokane International 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
 
Golden Airport   (YGE/CYGE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Banff Airport   (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport   (YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spillimacheen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9031, Longitude: -116.3628     [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 Spillimacheen), 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 Spillimacheen.