A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Calling Lake, Alberta

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AB

The location of Calling Lake

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for
Calling Lake
and the surrounding area.

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Calling Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Athabasca. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the south of Calling Lake. Athabasca has a population of 3,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Boyle. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the south of Calling Lake and has a population of 840 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 Calling Lake and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Bondiss   [Map]   131   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   S   41 miles [66 km]
Grassland   [Map]   ---   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sandy Lake   [Map]   ---   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Smith   [Map]   ---   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sunset Beach   [Map]   88   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
West Baptiste   [Map]   104   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Whispering Hills   [Map]   125   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Amber Valley   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Atmore   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Breynat   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chisholm   [Map]     SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Donatville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hondo   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wandering River   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
White Gull   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calling Lake ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the South of Calling Lake   [Map]
Blue Jay   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Calling River   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grassland   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hondo   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Island Lake   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mirror Landing   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Properity   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wandering River   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Whispering Hills   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
White Gull   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   SSE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   SE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Wabasca Airport   [Map]   CEE5   NNW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Christina Basin Airport   [Map]   CFF2   ENE   59 miles [95 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 Calling Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Calling 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   S   133 miles [214 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   286 miles [460.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   SSE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   SE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Wabasca Airport   [Map]   CEE5   NNW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Christina Basin Airport   [Map]   CFF2   ENE   59 miles [95 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
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Calling 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 Calling Lake were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Calling Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Calling 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 Calling Lake. 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 Calling Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calling Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.2282, Longitude: -113.1915     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Calling 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.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Calling Lake.