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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Franchere.

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Around Franchere ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Cold Lake. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the east of Franchere. Cold Lake has a population of 12,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bonnyville. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the east of Franchere and has a population of 6,200 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 Franchere and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Ardmore   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ashmont   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Beaver Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Derwent   [Map]   117   S   41 miles [66 km]
Elk Point   [Map]   1,487   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fort Kent   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Glendon   [Map]   421   W   5 miles [8 km]
Horseshoe Bay   [Map]   214   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mallaig   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Myrnam   [Map]   362   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pelican Narrows   [Map]   141   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   5,106   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Two Hills   [Map]   1,047   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Vilna   [Map]   274   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pierceland (SK)   [Map]   498   E   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaverdam   [Map]   ---   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bonnyville Beach   [Map]   97   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Boyne Lake   [Map]   ---   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Goodridge   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gurneyville   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hoselaw   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Iron River   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
La Corey   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
McRae   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rich Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Brides   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Saint Edouard   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Lina   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Saint Vincent   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Therien   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Franchere ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bonnyville Airport(YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   CYBF   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   ENE   33 miles [53.1 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 Franchere.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Franchere. 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   WSW   123 miles [197.9 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   SE   230 miles [370.1 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   251 miles [403.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   SSE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SSW   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bonnyville Airport(YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   CYBF   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   SSE   27 miles [43.5 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
 
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
        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
 
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bonnyville Airport   (YBY/CYBF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. Paul Airport   (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Franchere. 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 Franchere 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 starts in Franchere. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Franchere) 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 Franchere. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Franchere

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franchere. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.2694, Longitude: -111.0292     [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 Franchere), 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 Franchere.



 
 
 

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