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Driftpile, Alberta

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The location of Driftpile

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Driftpile ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Slave Lake. It is located about 39 miles [62 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. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Driftpile and not the distance if you are driving.<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]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
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   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wagner   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Driftpile ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, 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 Driftpile ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
High Prairie Airport (ZHP/CZHP)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Slave Lake Airport (YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Swan Hills Airport (FAA ID: CEM5)   [Map]   SSE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Donnelly Airport (FAA ID: CFM4)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Peace River Airport (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   NW   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
High Prairie Airport (ZHP/CZHP)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Slave Lake Airport (YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Swan Hills Airport (FAA ID: CEM5)   [Map]   SSE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Donnelly Airport (FAA ID: CFM4)   [Map]   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       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
Slave Lake Airport   (YZH/CYZH)   [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 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Driftpile) 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 Driftpile. 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 Driftpile

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Driftpile. The point we use 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>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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