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Bonnyville, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bonnyville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Cold Lake. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the northeast of Bonnyville. Cold Lake has a population of 12,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Paul. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the southwest of Bonnyville and has a population of 5,400 people.

For comparison, Bonnyville 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 from Bonnyville and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Ardmore   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ashmont   [Map]   ---   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bonnyville Beach   [Map]   97   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Clandonald   [Map]   ---   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Derwent   [Map]   117   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Dewberry   [Map]   196   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Elk Point   [Map]   1,487   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fort Kent   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Glendon   [Map]   421   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Horseshoe Bay   [Map]   214   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mallaig   [Map]   ---   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Myrnam   [Map]   362   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Pelican Narrows   [Map]   141   W   5 miles [8 km]
Vilna   [Map]   274   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pierceland (SK)   [Map]   498   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Beaver Crossing   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Beaverdam   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Cherry Grove   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cold Lake South   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Franchere   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Goodridge   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gurneyville   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hoselaw   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Iron River   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
La Corey   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lindbergh   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Medley   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saint Edouard   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Vincent   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Therien   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bonnyville ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bonnyville ...

Looking for more information about Bonnyville? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bonnyville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bonnyville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Bonnyville Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bonnyville

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Bonnyville ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bonnyville Airport(YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   CYBF   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   SW   31 miles [49.9 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 Bonnyville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bonnyville. 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   133 miles [214 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   SE   221 miles [355.7 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   257 miles [413.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   SSE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SSW   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bonnyville Airport(YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   CYBF   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   SW   31 miles [49.9 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 ...

The official website for Bonnyville:

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 Bonnyville 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 Bonnyville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bonnyville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bonnyville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bonnyville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bonnyville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.2681, Longitude: -110.7461     [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 Bonnyville), 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 Bonnyville.


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