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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Grande Prairie.

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Around Grande Prairie ...

Grande Prairie is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Sexsmith. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the north of Grande Prairie and has a population of 2,400 people.<1>

For comparison, Grande Prairie has a population of 54,900 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 from Grande Prairie and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaverlodge   [Map]   2,264   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bezanson   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Buffalo Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clairmont   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Debolt   [Map]   ---   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hythe   [Map]   821   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
La Glace   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Riverview Pines Subdivision   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rycroft   [Map]   638   N   41 miles [66 km]
Spirit River   [Map]   1,148   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Valhalla Centre   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wembley   [Map]   1,443   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Woking   [Map]   ---   N   29 miles [46.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bezanson   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brainard   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Crooked Creek   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dimsdale   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elmworth   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Goodfare   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grovedale   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Huallen   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lymburn   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Peoria   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Teepee Creek   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wanham   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Webster   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grande Prairie ...

Looking for more information about Grande Prairie? 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 Grande Prairie, 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 Grande Prairie.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Grande Prairie ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Beaverlodge Airport   [Map]   CEU2   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Debolt Airport   [Map]   CFG4   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   N   42 miles [67.6 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 Grande Prairie.

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

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Dawson Creek Airport (IATA:YDQ)   [Map]   CYDQ   NW   67 miles [107.8 km]
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   NE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Fort St. John Airport (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   CYXJ   NW   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Beaverlodge Airport   [Map]   CEU2   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Debolt Airport   [Map]   CFG4   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   N   42 miles [67.6 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
 
Grande Prairie Airport   (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]
        Website for Grande Prairie Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Peace River Airport   (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
        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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grande Prairie: www.cityofgp.com/

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 Grande Prairie 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 in Grande Prairie. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grande Prairie) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grande Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grande Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grande Prairie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.1667, Longitude: -118.8000     [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 Grande Prairie), 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 Grande Prairie.



 
 
 

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