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Athabasca, Alberta

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The location of Athabasca

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Athabasca (aka 'Athabaska') ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Westlock. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southwest of Athabasca. Westlock has a population of 4,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kikino Metis Settlement. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southeast of Athabasca and has a population of 960 people.

For comparison, Athabasca has a population of 3,000 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 Athabasca and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Bondiss   [Map]   131   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   S   41 miles [66 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jarvie   [Map]   ---   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   E   23 miles [37 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Smith   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Vimy   [Map]   ---   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Waskatenau   [Map]   278   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Whispering Hills   [Map]   125   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Amber Valley   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Atmore   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Donatville   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ellscott   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grassland   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Larkspur   [Map]   56   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Newbrook   [Map]   ---   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sunset Beach   [Map]   88   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Baptiste   [Map]   104   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
White Gull   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Athabasca ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athabasca ...

Looking for more information about Athabasca? 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 Athabasca, 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 Athabasca.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Athabasca. 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 to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Athabasca Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Athabasca

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Athabasca ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   ENE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   ESE   21 miles [33.8 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 Athabasca.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Athabasca. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   S   98 miles [157.7 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   250 miles [402.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   ENE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   ESE   21 miles [33.8 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
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [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 Athabasca 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 beginning in Athabasca. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Athabasca) 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 Athabasca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athabasca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athabasca. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7194, Longitude: -113.2858     [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 Athabasca), 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 Athabasca.


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