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Bear Canyon, Alberta

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The location of Bear Canyon

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Introduction ...

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

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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 from Bear Canyon and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<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   DirectionDistance
Bay Tree   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Blueberry Mountain   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 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]
Two Rivers (BC)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bear Canyon ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bonanza   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South of Bear Canyon   [Map]
Cecil Lake (BC)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Cherry Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Doe River (BC)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flatrock (BC)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]
Goodlow (BC)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gordondale   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Seven (7) Mile Corner (BC)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Silver Valley   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Two Rivers (BC)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

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>  NFDC<4>
Dawson Creek Airport (IATA:YDQ)   [Map]   CYDQ   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort St. John Airport (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   CYXJ   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dawson Creek Airport   [Map]   CDC3   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Doig Airport   [Map]   CFX3   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Fairview Airport   [Map]   CEB5   E   53 miles [85.3 km]
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   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 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 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)  NFDC
Dawson Creek Airport (IATA:YDQ)   [Map]   CYDQ   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort St. John Airport (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   CYXJ   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   SSE   80 miles [128.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Dawson Creek Airport   [Map]   CDC3   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Doig Airport   [Map]   CFX3   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Fairview Airport   [Map]   CEB5   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Grande Prairie Airport   (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]
        Website for Grande Prairie Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Peace River Airport   (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

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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 starting in Bear Canyon. 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bear Canyon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear Canyon. The point that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bear Canyon.