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Foisy, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Foisy ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Bonnyville. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of Foisy. Bonnyville has a population of 6,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Vegreville. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the southwest of Foisy and has a population of 5,700 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 starting from Foisy and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Andrew   [Map]   465   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Chipman   [Map]   238   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Elk Point   [Map]   1,487   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Glendon   [Map]   421   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lamont   [Map]   1,669   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mannville   [Map]   782   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Mundare   [Map]   712   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Myrnam   [Map]   362   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   5,106   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Smoky Lake   [Map]   1,010   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Two Hills   [Map]   1,047   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vermilion   [Map]   4,036   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Vilna   [Map]   274   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Waskatenau   [Map]   278   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Willingdon   [Map]   295   W   21 miles [33.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Ashmont   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Beauvallon   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Boian   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brosseau   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Duvernay   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Horseshoe Bay   [Map]   214   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Kaleland   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lafond   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Morecambe   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Musidora   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saddle Lake   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saint Brides   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Spedden   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Stry   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Foisy ...

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.

Elk Point   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East of Foisy   [Map]
Flat Lake   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Goodfish Lake   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hairy Hill   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Horseshoe Bay   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Owlseye   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Saddle Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Two Hills   -   13 miles [20.9 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 Foisy.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Two Hills Airport   [Map]   CEL6   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vegreville Airport   [Map]   CEV3   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   E   33 miles [53.1 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 Foisy.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Foisy. 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   WSW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   216 miles [347.6 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   234 miles [376.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SSW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   NE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   ESE   73 miles [117.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Two Hills Airport   [Map]   CEL6   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vegreville Airport   [Map]   CEV3   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   E   33 miles [53.1 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
Bonnyville Airport   (YBY/CYBF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Vermilion Airport   (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
St. Paul Airport   (ZSP/CEW3)   [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 Foisy. 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 Foisy 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 from Foisy. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Foisy) 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 Foisy. 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 Foisy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Foisy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8833, Longitude: -111.5833     [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 Foisy), 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 Foisy.