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The location of Buffalo Lake









Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

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 from Buffalo Lake and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
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 neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
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]
Grovedale   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hazelmere   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 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 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta


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>   DirDistance
Grande Prairie Airport  (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Beaverlodge Airport (FAA ID: CEU2)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Spirit River Airport (FAA ID: CFS5)   [Map]   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Debolt Airport (FAA ID: CFG4)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

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

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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: https://www.alberta.ca/

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 'straight-line' distance. 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buffalo Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 we use 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>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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