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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rainbow Lake.

This page contains three sections:

Around Rainbow Lake ...

Rainbow Lake is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Rainbow Lake and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

Community   DirectionDistance
Assumption   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chateh   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Airports Near Rainbow Lake ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<2>  NFDC<3>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rainbow Lake Airport(YOP/CYOP)   [Map]   CYOP   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Fontas Airport   [Map]   CFK3   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Zama Airport   [Map]   CEX5   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
High Level Airport(YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]   CYOJ   E   81 miles [130.4 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.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Rainbow Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rainbow Lake. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rainbow Lake Airport(YOP/CYOP)   [Map]   CYOP   SSW   Less than 2 miles
High Level Airport(YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]   CYOJ   E   81 miles [130.4 km]
Fort Nelson Airport(YYE/CYYE)   [Map]   CYYE   WNW   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fontas Airport   [Map]   CFK3   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Zama Airport   [Map]   CEX5   NNE   51 miles [82.1 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.

Rainbow Lake Airport   (YOP/CYOP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
High Level Airport   (YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Nelson Airport   (YYE/CYYE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The official website for Rainbow Lake: www.town.rainbowlake.ab.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Rainbow Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rainbow Lake) 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 Rainbow Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rainbow Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainbow Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.4992, Longitude: -119.4023     [Map].

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Rainbow Lake), 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 Rainbow Lake.



 
 
 

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