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Introduction ...

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

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Around Boyer ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is High Level. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the west of Boyer. High Level has a population of 3,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is La Crete. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the south of Boyer and has a population of 2,400 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 Boyer and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver Ranch 163   [Map]   15   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bushe River 207   [Map]   400   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fort Vermilion   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Buffalo Head Prairie   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rocky Lane   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boyer ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Buffalo Head Prairie   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast of Boyer   [Map]
High Level   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Rocky Lane   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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 Boyer ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort Vermilion Airport   [Map]   CEZ4   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
La Crete Airport   [Map]   CFN5   S   15 miles [24.1 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 Boyer.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Boyer. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
High Level Airport(YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]   CYOJ   WNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rainbow Lake Airport(YOP/CYOP)   [Map]   CYOP   W   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort Vermilion Airport   [Map]   CEZ4   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
La Crete Airport   [Map]   CFN5   S   15 miles [24.1 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.

High Level Airport   (YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rainbow Lake Airport   (YOP/CYOP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Boyer 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 beginning in Boyer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boyer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.3851, Longitude: -116.2592     [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 Boyer), 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 Boyer.