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Heathbell, Nova Scotia

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Heathbell ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Truro. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the southwest of Heathbell. Truro has a population of 12,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is New Glasgow. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the southeast of Heathbell and has a population of 9,600 people.

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

Community   2006
Antigonish   [Map]   4,236   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Oxford   [Map]   1,178   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Pictou   [Map]   3,813   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Stellarton   [Map]   4,717   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stewiacke   [Map]   1,421   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Trenton   [Map]   2,741   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Westville   [Map]   3,805   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Abercrombie   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Alma   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Caribou Island   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Caribou River   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Central West River   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Durham   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Granton   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Greenhill   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Haliburton   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hodson   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Loch Broom   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Meadowville   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rockfield   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Scotsburn   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
Sylvester   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Heathbell ...

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.

Caribou River   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Heathbell   [Map]
Elmfield   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Four Mile Brook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Meadowville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Poplar Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rockfield   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rogers Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rogers Hill Cross Roads   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Scotsburn   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Three Brooks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Heathbell. 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 Nova Scotia

    Nova Scotia Tourism
    Parks for Nova Scotia

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Heathbell ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Trenton Airport(ICAO: CYTN)   [Map]   CYTN   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Thorburn Airport   [Map]   CCZ5   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fox Harbour Airport   [Map]   CFH4   WNW   32 miles [51.5 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 Heathbell.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Heathbell. 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
Robert L. Stanfield Intl. (YHZ/CYHZ)   [Map]   CYHZ   SSW   63 miles [101.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Greater Moncton Intl. (YQM/CYQM)   [Map]   CYQM   WNW   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Trenton Airport(ICAO: CYTN)   [Map]   CYTN   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Thorburn Airport   [Map]   CCZ5   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fox Harbour Airport   [Map]   CFH4   WNW   32 miles [51.5 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.

Robert L. Stanfield Intl.   (YHZ/CYHZ)   [Map]
        Website for Halifax / Robert L. Stanfield International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Greater Moncton Intl.   (YQM/CYQM)   [Map]
        Website for Greater Moncton International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Trenton Airport   (ICAO: CYTN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heathbell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6714, Longitude: -62.8431     [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 Heathbell), 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 Heathbell.