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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Buck Creek.

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Around Buck Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Spruce Grove. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northeast of Buck Creek. Spruce Grove has a population of 26,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Stony Plain. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northeast of Buck Creek and has a population of 15,100 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 Buck Creek and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Breton   [Map]   550   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Meso West   [Map]   ---   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Mulhurst Bay   [Map]   ---   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Spring Lake   [Map]   501   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Warburg   [Map]   621   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wildwood   [Map]   ---   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Alder Flats   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Alsike   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Berrymoor   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boggy Hall   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buck Lake   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Burtonsville   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Carnwood   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cynthia   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lindale   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lodgepole   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rocky Rapids   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Round Valley   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tomahawk   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Violet Grove   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Winfield   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Buck Creek. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Airports Near Buck Creek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   S   46 miles [74 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   ENE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   N   58 miles [93.3 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   SSE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   NE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SE   76 miles [122.3 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 Buck Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Buck Creek. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   ENE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSE   142 miles [228.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SE   76 miles [122.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   S   46 miles [74 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   N   58 miles [93.3 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   SSE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   NE   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.

Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
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
 
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buck Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.1000, Longitude: -114.9000     [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 Buck Creek), 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 Buck Creek.



 
 
 

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