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Introduction ...

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

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Around Boyle ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Athabasca. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the northwest of Boyle. Athabasca has a population of 3,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lac la Biche. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the east of Boyle and has a population of 2,500 people.

For comparison, Boyle has a population of 840 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver Lake   [Map]   ---   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   N   46 miles [74 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Smoky Lake   [Map]   1,010   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vilna   [Map]   274   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Vimy   [Map]   ---   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Waskatenau   [Map]   278   S   34 miles [54.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Abee   [Map]   ---   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Amber Valley   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Atmore   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Bondiss   [Map]   131   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Caslan   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Donatville   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ellscott   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Grassland   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hylo   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kikino   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Newbrook   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Venice   [Map]   ---   E   27 miles [43.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boyle ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Boyle   [Map]
Blue Jay   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grassland   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hollow Lake   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Properity   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Sprucefield   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Weasel Creek   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boyle ...

Looking for more information about Boyle? 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 Boyle, 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 Boyle.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Boyle ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   ENE   33 miles [53.1 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 Boyle.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Boyle. 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   93 miles [149.7 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   245 miles [394.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   E   102 miles [164.2 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SSE   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   ENE   33 miles [53.1 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.

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
 
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Boyle: www.villageofboyle.com/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Boyle 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 that starts in Boyle. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boyle) 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 Boyle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boyle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.5908, Longitude: -112.8092     [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 Boyle), 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 Boyle.