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Introduction ...

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

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Around Buck Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Drayton Valley. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the north of Buck Lake. Drayton Valley has a population of 7,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Rocky Mountain House. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the south of Buck Lake and has a population of 6,900 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 starting from Buck Lake and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Breton   [Map]   550   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   N   46 miles [74 km]
Kountry Meadows   [Map]   ---   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Leslieville   [Map]   ---   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meso West   [Map]   ---   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Mulhurst Bay   [Map]   ---   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Spring Lake   [Map]   501   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Warburg   [Map]   621   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wildwood   [Map]   ---   N   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Alder Flats   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Alsike   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Berrymoor   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Bluffton   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Boggy Hall   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Buck Creek   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Carnwood   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fern Creek   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hoadley   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Leedale   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lindale   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lodgepole   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rocky Rapids   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Violet Grove   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Winfield   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buck Lake ...

Looking for more information about Buck Lake? 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 Buck Lake, 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 Buck Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Buck Lake ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   SSE   46 miles [74 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   ESE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   ESE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   ENE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   E   59 miles [95 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 Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Buck Lake. 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   58 miles [93.3 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSE   130 miles [209.2 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   65 miles [104.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Rocky Mountain House Airport(YRM/CYRM)   [Map]   CYRM   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   SSE   46 miles [74 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   ESE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   ESE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   E   59 miles [95 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
 

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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 Lake 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 Buck Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buck Lake) 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 Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buck Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buck Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.9379, Longitude: -114.8371     [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 Lake), 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 Lake.



 
 
 

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