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Calling River, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Calling River ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Athabasca. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the southwest of Calling River. Athabasca has a population of 3,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lac la Biche. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southeast of Calling River and has a population of 2,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Calling River and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Beaver Lake   [Map]   ---   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Bondiss   [Map]   131   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Smith   [Map]   ---   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
West Baptiste   [Map]   104   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Whispering Hills   [Map]   125   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Amber Valley   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Atmore   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Breynat   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Caslan   [Map]   ---   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Donatville   [Map]   ---   S   23 miles [37 km]
Ellscott   [Map]   ---   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grassland   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hylo   [Map]   ---   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sunset Beach   [Map]   88   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Venice   [Map]   ---   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wandering River   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
White Gull   [Map]   ---   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calling River ...

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   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South of Calling River   [Map]
Blue Jay   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Calling Lake   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grassland   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Island Lake   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Properity   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Wandering River   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   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 Calling River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Calling River. 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   SSW   126 miles [202.8 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   278 miles [447.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   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
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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Calling River. 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 Calling River 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 beginning in Calling River. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Calling River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calling River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.0917, Longitude: -112.8878     [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 Calling River), 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 Calling River.