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Big Meadow, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Big Meadow.

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Around Big Meadow ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Cold Lake. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the east of Big Meadow. Cold Lake has a population of 12,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bonnyville. It lies just south of Big Meadow and has a population of 6,200 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 Big Meadow and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Ardmore   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ashmont   [Map]   ---   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Bonnyville Beach   [Map]   97   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elk Point   [Map]   1,487   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Kent   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Glendon   [Map]   421   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Horseshoe Bay   [Map]   214   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mallaig   [Map]   ---   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pelican Narrows   [Map]   141   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   5,106   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pierceland (SK)   [Map]   498   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Beaver Crossing   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Beaverdam   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cherry Grove   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Cold Lake South   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Franchere   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Goodridge   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gurneyville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Hoselaw   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Iron River   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
La Corey   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Medley   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Saint Edouard   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Lina   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Vincent   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Therien   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Meadow ...

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.

Beaver Crossing   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East of Big Meadow   [Map]
Beaver River   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Beaverdam   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gurneyville   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Happy Hollow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hoselaw   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Iron River   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Medley   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Pelican Narrows   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Big Meadow. 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 Big Meadow ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bonnyville Airport(YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   CYBF   SSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   S   35 miles [56.3 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 Big Meadow.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Big Meadow. 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   WSW   140 miles [225.3 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   SE   224 miles [360.5 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   266 miles [428.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   SSE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SSW   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bonnyville Airport(YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   CYBF   SSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Goodsoil Airport   [Map]   CKF4   E   57 miles [91.7 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International 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
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Bonnyville Airport   (YBY/CYBF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
St. Paul Airport   (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Big Meadow. 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 Big Meadow 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 from Big Meadow. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Meadow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Meadow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.3956, Longitude: -110.6539     [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 Big Meadow), 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 Big Meadow.