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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Mission Beach.

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Around Mission Beach ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the northeast of Mission Beach. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northeast of Mission Beach 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 Mission Beach and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Argentia Beach   [Map]   52   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Crystal Springs   [Map]   112   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fern Creek   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Golden Days   [Map]   207   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Grandview   [Map]   127   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Itaska Beach   [Map]   35   SE   Less than 2 miles
Ma-me-o Beach   [Map]   155   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mulhurst Bay   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Mulhurst   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Norris Beach   [Map]   40   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Poplar Bay   [Map]   84   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Silver Beach   [Map]   47   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sundance Beach   [Map]   102   E   Less than 2 miles
Sunnybrook   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Westerose   [Map]   ---   SE   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 Mission Beach.

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

Airports Near Mission Beach ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   WNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   NNE   41 miles [66 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   SSE   44 miles [70.8 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 Mission Beach.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Mission Beach. 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   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   136 miles [218.9 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   62 miles [99.8 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   E   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   WNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   NNE   41 miles [66 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   SSE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   ENE   47 miles [75.6 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
 
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 City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Mission Beach 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 that stretches from Mission Beach. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mission Beach) 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 Mission Beach. 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 Mission Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mission Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.0833, Longitude: -114.1167     [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 Mission Beach), 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 Mission Beach.



 
 
 

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