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Driftpile, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Driftpile ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Slave Lake. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Driftpile. Slave Lake has a population of 6,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is High Prairie. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the west of Driftpile and has a population of 2,700 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 from Driftpile and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Canyon Creek   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Drift Pile River 150   [Map]   720   SW   Less than 2 miles
Faust   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Grouard Mission   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Joussard   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kinuso   [Map]   219   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
McLennan   [Map]   824   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Swan Hills   [Map]   1,645   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Swan River 150E   [Map]   305   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Widewater   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Arcadia   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Assineau   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Atikameg   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gift Lake   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grouard   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Wagner   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Driftpile ...

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.

Gift Lake   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the North of Driftpile   [Map]
Heart River   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Salt Prairie   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Swan Hills   -   45 miles [72.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Widewater   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
High Prairie Airport(ZHP/CZHP)   [Map]   CZHP   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Swan Hills Airport   [Map]   CEM5   SSE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Donnelly Airport   [Map]   CFM4   WNW   57 miles [91.7 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 Driftpile.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Driftpile. 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
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   NW   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
High Prairie Airport(ZHP/CZHP)   [Map]   CZHP   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Swan Hills Airport   [Map]   CEM5   SSE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Donnelly Airport   [Map]   CFM4   WNW   57 miles [91.7 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
Peace River Airport   (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
High Prairie Airport   (ZHP/CZHP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Slave Lake Airport   (YZH/CYZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Driftpile. 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 Driftpile 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Driftpile. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Driftpile) 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 Driftpile. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Driftpile

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Driftpile. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.3500, Longitude: -115.7667     [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 Driftpile), 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 Driftpile.