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Fort Dunvegan, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Fort Dunvegan.

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Around Fort Dunvegan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fairview. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the northeast of where Fort Dunvegan would have been located. Fairview has a population of 3,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Grimshaw. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northeast of Fort Dunvegan and has a population of 2,500 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 Fort Dunvegan and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Berwyn   [Map]   516   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bezanson   [Map]   ---   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bluesky   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brownvale   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Buffalo Lake   [Map]   ---   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clairmont   [Map]   ---   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Debolt   [Map]   ---   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Girouxville   [Map]   282   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hines Creek   [Map]   430   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
La Glace   [Map]   ---   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Poplar Ridge   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rycroft   [Map]   638   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sexsmith   [Map]   1,959   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Spirit River   [Map]   1,148   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Whitelaw   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Blueberry Mountain   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dunvegan   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
Eaglesham   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Eureka River   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gordondale   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Peoria   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shaftesbury Settlement   [Map]     E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Silver Valley   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tangent   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Teepee Creek   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Valhalla Centre   [Map]     SW   46 miles [74 km]
Wanham   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Watino   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Webster   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Woking   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Dunvegan ...

As we travel, we always find names that give pause: while some are interesting and others familiar, some names are simply curious along with those that just strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name and if time permits, we'll try to make a side-trip.

Blueberry Mountain   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West of Fort Dunvegan   [Map]
Bluesky   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta
    Alberta Tourism

Airports Near Fort Dunvegan ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Fairview Airport   [Map]   CEB5   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   SW   13 miles [20.9 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 Fort Dunvegan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fort Dunvegan. 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

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   ENE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   SSW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Dawson Creek Airport (IATA:YDQ)   [Map]   CYDQ   W   62 miles [99.8 km]
Fort St. John Airport (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   CYXJ   WNW   85 miles [136.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Fairview Airport   [Map]   CEB5   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   SW   13 miles [20.9 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
Peace River Airport   (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Grande Prairie Airport   (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]
        Website for Grande Prairie Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort St. John Airport   (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Saint John Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Dunvegan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.9232, Longitude: -118.6040     [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 Fort Dunvegan), 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 Fort Dunvegan.


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