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Buffalo Lake, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Buffalo Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Grande Prairie. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the southeast of Buffalo Lake. Grande Prairie has a population of 54,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sexsmith. It lies just east of Buffalo Lake 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Beaverlodge   [Map]   2,264   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bezanson   [Map]   ---   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clairmont   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Debolt   [Map]   ---   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hythe   [Map]   821   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
La Glace   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Poplar Ridge   [Map]   ---   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Riverview Pines Subdivision   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rycroft   [Map]   638   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Spirit River   [Map]   1,148   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Valhalla Centre   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wembley   [Map]   1,443   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Woking   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pouce Coupe (BC)   [Map]   739   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bezanson   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Blueberry Mountain   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Brainard   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Demmitt   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dimsdale   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elmworth   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Goodfare   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gordondale   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grovedale   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Huallen   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Lymburn   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Peoria   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Teepee Creek   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wanham   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Webster   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buffalo Lake ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Beaverlodge Airport   [Map]   CEU2   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Debolt Airport   [Map]   CFG4   ESE   40 miles [64.4 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 Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Buffalo Lake. 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

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dawson Creek Airport (IATA:YDQ)   [Map]   CYDQ   WNW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   NE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Fort St. John Airport (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   CYXJ   NW   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Beaverlodge Airport   [Map]   CEU2   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Debolt Airport   [Map]   CFG4   ESE   40 miles [64.4 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
Grande Prairie Airport   (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]
        Website for Grande Prairie Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Peace River Airport   (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort St. John Airport   (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Saint John Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buffalo Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Buffalo Lake 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Buffalo Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buffalo Lake) 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 Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.3833, Longitude: -119.0167     [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 Lake), 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 Lake.