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Boian, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Boian ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort Saskatchewan. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the west of Boian. Fort Saskatchewan has a population of 15,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Vegreville. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Boian and has a population of 5,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Andrew   [Map]   465   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bruderhein   [Map]   1,215   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Elk Point   [Map]   1,487   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Glendon   [Map]   421   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Lamont   [Map]   1,669   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mannville   [Map]   782   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mundare   [Map]   712   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ryley   [Map]   458   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   5,106   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Smoky Lake   [Map]   1,010   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Tofield   [Map]   1,876   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Two Hills   [Map]   1,047   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Bellis   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brosseau   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Duvernay   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Foisy   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hairy Hill   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kaleland   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Luzan   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Musidora   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saddle Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stry   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vilna   [Map]   274   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Whitford   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Willingdon   [Map]   295   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wostok   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boian ...

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.

Chipman   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West of Boian   [Map]
Hairy Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Inland   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Owlseye   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Saddle Lake   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Smoky Lake   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Star   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Two Hills   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Two Hills Airport   [Map]   CEL6   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Vegreville Airport   [Map]   CEV3   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Chipman Airport   [Map]   CFU3   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   ENE   27 miles [43.5 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 Boian.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Boian. 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   73 miles [117.5 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   205 miles [329.9 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   248 miles [399.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   ENE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   ESE   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Two Hills Airport   [Map]   CEL6   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Vegreville Airport   [Map]   CEV3   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Chipman Airport   [Map]   CFU3   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   ENE   27 miles [43.5 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
Vermilion Airport   (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]
        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
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        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 Boian. 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 Boian 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 that begins in Boian. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boian) 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 Boian. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boian

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boian. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8314, Longitude: -112.0099     [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 Boian), 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 Boian.