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Introduction ...

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

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Around Buford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the northeast of Buford. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northeast of Buford and has a population of 57,700 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 you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   E   5 miles [8 km]
Camrose   [Map]   15,605   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   S   41 miles [66 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Argentia Beach   [Map]   52   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Devonshire Meadows   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Golden Days   [Map]   207   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Itaska Beach   [Map]   35   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mission Beach   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mulhurst Bay   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mulhurst   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pipestone   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Silver Beach   [Map]   47   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sundance Beach   [Map]   102   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sunnybrook   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sunset View Acres   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Telfordville   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Woodland Park   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buford ...

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.

Fern Creek   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest of Buford   [Map]
Fisher Home   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Golden Days   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Grandview   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Mission Beach   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pipestone   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Poplar Bay   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Silver Beach   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Sundance Beach   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunnybrook   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   SSE   43 miles [69.2 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 Buford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Buford. 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   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   147 miles [236.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   S   73 miles [117.5 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   E   85 miles [136.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wetaskiwin Rgnl.   [Map]   CEX3   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   SSE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Camrose Airport   [Map]   CEQ3   ESE   47 miles [75.6 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
 
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2500, Longitude: -113.9167     [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 Buford), 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 Buford.