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Buffalo Head Prairie, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Buffalo Head Prairie.

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Around Buffalo Head Prairie ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is High Level. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northwest of Buffalo Head Prairie. High Level has a population of 3,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is La Crete. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the west of Buffalo Head Prairie and has a population of 2,400 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 Buffalo Head Prairie and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Beaver Ranch 163   [Map]   15   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bushe River 207   [Map]   400   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Fort Vermilion   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Adams Landing   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
John D'Or Prairie   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rocky Lane   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buffalo Head Prairie ...

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.

High Level   -   45 miles [72.4 km] to the Northwest of Buffalo Head Prairie   [Map]
Rocky Lane   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [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 Buffalo Head Prairie ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Buffalo Head Prairie.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
La Crete Airport   [Map]   CFN5   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fort Vermilion Airport   [Map]   CEZ4   NNE   16 miles [25.7 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 Buffalo Head Prairie.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Buffalo Head Prairie. 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
High Level Airport(YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]   CYOJ   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
La Crete Airport   [Map]   CFN5   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fort Vermilion Airport   [Map]   CEZ4   NNE   16 miles [25.7 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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buffalo Head Prairie. 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 Buffalo Head Prairie 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 starting from Buffalo Head Prairie. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buffalo Head Prairie) 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 Buffalo Head Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo Head Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo Head Prairie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.1723, Longitude: -116.0682     [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 Buffalo Head Prairie), 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 Buffalo Head Prairie.