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Athabasca, Alberta

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The location of Athabasca

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

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. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Athabasca and not the distance if you are driving.<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 nearby 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   27 miles [43.5 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]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 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 Page for Athabasca.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Athabasca Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page 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>   DirDistance
Athabasca Airport (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   ENE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Boyle Airport (FAA ID: CFM7)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   S   98 miles [157.7 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   S   250 miles [402.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Athabasca Airport (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   ENE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Boyle Airport (FAA ID: CFM7)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Athabasca:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athabasca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athabasca. The point we use 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>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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