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Introduction ...

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

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Around Vega ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Westlock. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the southeast of Vega. Westlock has a population of 4,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Barrhead. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the south of Vega and has a population of 4,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Vega and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Athabasca   [Map]   2,580   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Blue Ridge   [Map]   ---   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Peavine   [Map]   ---   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ross Haven   [Map]   198   S   46 miles [74 km]
Sangudo   [Map]   364   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Sunset Point   [Map]   242   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Swan Hills   [Map]   1,645   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Vimy   [Map]   ---   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bloomsbury   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Camp Creek   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Campsie   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dapp   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Fawcett   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Flatbush   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fort Assiniboine   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Freedom   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Jarvie   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kilsyth   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Linaria   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Manola   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Neerlandia   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Rossington   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tiger Lily   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Vega ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Swan Hills Airport   [Map]   CEM5   WNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   ENE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SSE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   WSW   59 miles [95 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 Vega.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Vega. 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   SSE   82 miles [132 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   227 miles [365.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Swan Hills Airport   [Map]   CEM5   WNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   ENE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SSE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   WSW   59 miles [95 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
 
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whitecourt Airport   (YZU/CYZU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Vega 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Vega. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vega) 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 Vega. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vega

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vega. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4039, Longitude: -114.3769     [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 Vega), 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 Vega.



 
 
 

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