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Dimsdale, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Dimsdale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Grande Prairie. It lies just east of Dimsdale. Grande Prairie has a population of 54,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sexsmith. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northeast of Dimsdale and has a population of 2,400 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 Dimsdale and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Beaverlodge   [Map]   2,264   W   18 miles [29 km]
Bezanson   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Buffalo Lake   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clairmont   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Debolt   [Map]   ---   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hythe   [Map]   821   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
La Glace   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Riverview Pines Subdivision   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rycroft   [Map]   638   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Spirit River   [Map]   1,148   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Valhalla Centre   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wembley   [Map]   1,443   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Woking   [Map]   ---   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bezanson   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Brainard   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Elmworth   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Goodfare   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Grovedale   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Huallen   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lymburn   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Teepee Creek   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Webster   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dimsdale ...

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.

Beaverlodge   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West of Dimsdale   [Map]
Goodfare   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Sexsmith   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spirit River   -   45 miles [72.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Teepee Creek   -   36 miles [57.9 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 Dimsdale.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Beaverlodge Airport   [Map]   CEU2   WNW   18 miles [29 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 Dimsdale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dimsdale. 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

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Dawson Creek Airport (IATA:YDQ)   [Map]   CYDQ   NW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   NE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Fort St. John Airport (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   CYXJ   NW   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Beaverlodge Airport   [Map]   CEU2   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Debolt Airport   [Map]   CFG4   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   N   45 miles [72.4 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
Grande Prairie Airport   (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]
        Website for Grande Prairie Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Peace River Airport   (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort St. John Airport   (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Saint John Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dimsdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.1333, Longitude: -118.9833     [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 Dimsdale), 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 Dimsdale.