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The location of Abilene









Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Abilene ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Bonnyville. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the east of Abilene. Bonnyville has a population of 6,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Vegreville. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Abilene and has a population of 5,700 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 starting from Abilene and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Andrew   [Map]   465   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ardmore   [Map]   ---   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Beaver Lake   [Map]   ---   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Elk Point   [Map]   1,487   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Glendon   [Map]   421   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Innisfree   [Map]   233   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Lac la Biche   [Map]   2,758   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mundare   [Map]   712   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Myrnam   [Map]   362   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   5,106   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Smoky Lake   [Map]   1,010   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Two Hills   [Map]   1,047   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Vilna   [Map]   274   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Willingdon   [Map]   295   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Ashmont   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Boyne Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Foisy   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Horseshoe Bay   [Map]   214   E   5 miles [8 km]
Lafond   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mallaig   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saddle Lake   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saint Brides   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Edouard   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Saint Lina   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saint Vincent   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Spedden   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Stry   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sugden   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Therien   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Abilene ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Abilene.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Abilene ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
St. Paul Airport (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   SSE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Two Hills Airport (FAA ID: CEL6)   [Map]   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Elk Pt. Airport (FAA ID: CEJ6)   [Map]   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bonnyville Airport (YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vegreville Airport (FAA ID: CEV3)   [Map]   SSW   46 miles [74 km]
Lac La Biche Airport (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   NNW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Chipman Airport (FAA ID: CFU3)   [Map]   WSW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.  (FAA ID: CEN5)   [Map]   ENE   55 miles [88.5 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Abilene.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   WSW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   SSW   232 miles [373.4 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.  (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   ESE   239 miles [384.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Cold Lake Rgnl.  (FAA ID: CEN5)   [Map]   ENE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Viking Airport (FAA ID: CEE8)   [Map]   SSW   71 miles [114.3 km]
Lloydminster Airport  (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   SE   80 miles [128.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
St. Paul Airport (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   SSE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Two Hills Airport (FAA ID: CEL6)   [Map]   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Elk Pt. Airport (FAA ID: CEJ6)   [Map]   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bonnyville Airport (YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vegreville Airport (FAA ID: CEV3)   [Map]   SSW   46 miles [74 km]
Lac La Biche Airport (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   NNW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Chipman Airport (FAA ID: CFU3)   [Map]   WSW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Vermilion Airport (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   SSE   58 miles [93.3 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vermilion Airport   (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
  Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
  Website for Lloydminster Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. Paul Airport   (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bonnyville Airport   (YBY/CYBF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Abilene. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abilene. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1102, Longitude: -111.4911     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Abilene), 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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