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Bear Canyon, Alberta

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
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The location of Bear Canyon

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bear Canyon.

This page contains five sections:

Around Bear Canyon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort Saint John (BC). It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the west of Bear Canyon. Fort Saint John (BC) has a population of 17,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Dawson Creek (BC). It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southwest of Bear Canyon and has a population of 11,600 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 Bear Canyon and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Hines Creek   [Map]   430   E   46 miles [74 km]
Poplar Ridge   [Map]   ---   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Spirit River   [Map]   1,148   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Doig River 206 (BC)   [Map]   124   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pouce Coupe (BC)   [Map]   739   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Taylor (BC)   [Map]   1,384   W   33 miles [53.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Bay Tree   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bonanza   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cherry Point   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Cleardale   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gordondale   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Silver Valley   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Briar Ridge (BC)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cecil Lake (BC)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clayhurst (BC)   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Doe River (BC)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Goodlow (BC)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rolla (BC)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Shearer Dale (BC)   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tower Lake (BC)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Two Rivers (BC)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bear Canyon ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Bear Canyon. 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 Bear Canyon ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Dawson Creek Airport  (IATA: YDQ)   [Map]   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort St. John Airport  (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dawson Creek Airport (FAA ID: CDC3)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Spirit River Airport (FAA ID: CFS5)   [Map]   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Doig Airport (FAA ID: CFX3)   [Map]   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Fairview Airport (FAA ID: CEB5)   [Map]   E   53 miles [85.3 km]
Grande Prairie Airport  (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   SSE   80 miles [128.7 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 Bear Canyon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bear Canyon. 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)   DirDistance
Dawson Creek Airport  (IATA: YDQ)   [Map]   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort St. John Airport  (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grande Prairie Airport  (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   SSE   80 miles [128.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Dawson Creek Airport (FAA ID: CDC3)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Spirit River Airport (FAA ID: CFS5)   [Map]   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Doig Airport (FAA ID: CFX3)   [Map]   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Fairview Airport (FAA ID: CEB5)   [Map]   E   53 miles [85.3 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.

Fort St. John Airport   (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]
  Website for Fort Saint John Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Grande Prairie Airport   (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]
  Website for Grande Prairie Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Peace River Airport   (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Bear Canyon 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bear Canyon) 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 Bear Canyon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bear Canyon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear Canyon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.2167, Longitude: -119.8167     [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 Bear Canyon), 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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