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Calais, Alberta

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The location of Calais

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Calais ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is High Prairie. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northeast of Calais. High Prairie has a population of 2,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Valleyview. It lies just east of Calais and has a population of 1,800 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 drove.<2>

Community   2006
Bezanson   [Map]   ---   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Debolt   [Map]   ---   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Donnelly   [Map]   293   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Enilda   [Map]   ---   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Falher   [Map]   941   N   46 miles [74 km]
Girouxville   [Map]   282   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
McLennan   [Map]   824   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Bezanson   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Crooked Creek   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Guy   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
New Fish Creek   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Sunset House   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Teepee Creek   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Whitemud Creek   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calais ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Calais. 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 Calais ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Valleyview Airport (FAA ID: CEL5)   [Map]   ESE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Debolt Airport (FAA ID: CFG4)   [Map]   WNW   23 miles [37 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 Calais.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Calais. 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]   W   55 miles [88.5 km]
Peace River Airport (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   N   79 miles [127.1 km]
Dawson Creek Airport  (IATA: YDQ)   [Map]   WNW   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Valleyview Airport (FAA ID: CEL5)   [Map]   ESE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Debolt Airport (FAA ID: CFG4)   [Map]   WNW   23 miles [37 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
High Prairie Airport   (ZHP/CZHP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Calais. 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 Calais 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- Calais) 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 Calais. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Calais

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calais. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.0722, Longitude: -117.5042     [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 Calais), 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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