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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Blue Jay.

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Around Blue Jay ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Athabasca. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the west of Blue Jay. Athabasca has a population of 3,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lac la Biche. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Blue Jay and has a population of 2,500 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 Blue Jay and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver Lake   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bondiss   [Map]   131   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   W   41 miles [66 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Newbrook   [Map]   ---   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
West Baptiste   [Map]   104   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Whispering Hills   [Map]   125   W   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Amber Valley   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Atmore   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Breynat   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Caslan   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Donatville   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ellscott   [Map]   ---   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grassland   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hylo   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Imperial Mills   [Map]   ---   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Kikino   [Map]   ---   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sunset Beach   [Map]   88   W   41 miles [66 km]
Venice   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wandering River   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
White Gull   [Map]   ---   W   41 miles [66 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Jay ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest of Blue Jay   [Map]
Beaver Lake   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Calling River   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grassland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Owl River   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Properity   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Wandering River   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Blue Jay. 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 Blue Jay ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NW   41 miles [66 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 Blue Jay.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blue Jay. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SSW   116 miles [186.7 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   267 miles [429.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   ESE   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NW   41 miles [66 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
 
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [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 Blue Jay 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 from Blue Jay. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Jay) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Jay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.8797, Longitude: -112.5225     [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 Blue Jay), 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 Blue Jay.