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Around Ensign ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Calgary. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Ensign. Calgary has a population of 988,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Okotoks. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the northwest of Ensign and has a population of 17,100 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 from Ensign and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Black Diamond   [Map]   1,900   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fort MacLeod   [Map]   3,072   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Granum   [Map]   415   S   41 miles [66 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Nobleford   [Map]   689   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Picture Butte   [Map]   1,592   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Standard   [Map]   380   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,225   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Turner Valley   [Map]   1,908   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Aldersyde   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Anastasia   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Arrowwood   [Map]   221   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Blackie   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brant   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cayley   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Herronton   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kirkcaldy   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Milo   [Map]   100   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mossleigh   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Parkland Beach   [Map]   135   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Parkland   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Queenstown   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]

Nearby Communities Having TripAdvisor Information ...

While we are unaware of specific information for Ensign, the following nearby communities do have TripAdvisor Tourism pages:

Communities Explored by TripAdvisor

Black Diamond  -  38 miles [61.2 km] to the west northwest   [Map]

Claresholm  -  30 miles [48.3 km] to the south southwest   [Map]

De Winton  -  35 miles [56.3 km] to the northwest   [Map]

High River  -  20 miles [32.2 km] to the west northwest   [Map]

Langdon  -  36 miles [57.9 km] to the north northwest   [Map]

Longview  -  35 miles [56.3 km] to the west   [Map]

Nanton  -  16 miles [25.7 km] to the west southwest   [Map]

Okotoks  -  29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest   [Map]

Stavely  -  22 miles [35.4 km] to the south southwest   [Map]

Vulcan  -  8 miles [12.9 km] to the east southeast   [Map]

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Ensign. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ensign. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

Airports Near Ensign ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   SSW   33 miles [53.1 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 Ensign.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ensign. 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   51 miles [82.1 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   196 miles [315.4 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   W   264 miles [424.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   SSE   64 miles [103 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   WSW   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Claresholm Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEJ4   SSW   33 miles [53.1 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl 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
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ensign. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Ensign:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Ensign 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning at Ensign. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ensign) 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 Ensign. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ensign

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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 Ensign), 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 Ensign.


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