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Introduction ...

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

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Around Fern Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northeast of Fern Creek. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northeast of Fern Creek and has a population of 57,700 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 Fern Creek and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alsike   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Argentia Beach   [Map]   52   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Breton   [Map]   550   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Golden Days   [Map]   207   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grandview   [Map]   127   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Itaska Beach   [Map]   35   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mission Beach   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mulhurst Bay   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mulhurst   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Poplar Bay   [Map]   84   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sundance Beach   [Map]   102   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sunnybrook   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Telfordville   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Warburg   [Map]   621   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Winfield   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Fern Creek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   NNE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   SSE   48 miles [77.2 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 Fern Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fern 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   31 miles [49.9 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   137 miles [220.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SSE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   E   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   NNE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   SSE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   ENE   52 miles [83.7 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
 
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        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 Fern 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 Fern 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Fern Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fern 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 Fern Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fern Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fern Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.1048, Longitude: -114.2695     [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 Fern 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 Fern Creek.



 
 
 

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