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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Castle Island.

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Around Castle Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the east of Castle Island. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the east of Castle Island and has a population of 57,700 people.

For comparison, Castle Island has a population of 22 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 Castle Island and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   E   41 miles [66 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Darwell   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fallis   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Glenevis   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gunn   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Meso West   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   E   5 miles [8 km]
Rich Valley   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ross Haven   [Map]   198   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Smithfield   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sunset Point   [Map]   242   SW   Less than 2 miles
Val Quentin   [Map]   181   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Cove   [Map]   169   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Yellowstone   [Map]   170   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Castle Island ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   WNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SE   41 miles [66 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 Castle Island.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Castle Island. 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   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   180 miles [289.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   S   107 miles [172.2 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ESE   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   WNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   SW   40 miles [64.4 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
 
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        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 Castle Island. 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 Castle Island 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 from Castle Island. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Castle Island) 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 Castle Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castle Island

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castle Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.7167, Longitude: -114.3333     [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 Castle Island), 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 Castle Island.



 
 
 

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