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Fort Chipewyan, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Fort Chipewyan.

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Around Fort Chipewyan ...

Fort Chipewyan is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Fort Chipewyan Tourism

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Fort Chipewyan ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<1>  NFDC<2>
Fort Chipewyan Airport(YPY/CYPY)   [Map]   CYPY   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]<3>
Embarras Airport   [Map]   CFN4   SSW   36 miles [57.9 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.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Fort Chipewyan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fort Chipewyan. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Fort Smith Airport(YSM/CYSM)   [Map]   CYSM   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Fort Chipewyan Airport(YPY/CYPY)   [Map]   CYPY   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Embarras Airport   [Map]   CFN4   SSW   36 miles [57.9 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.

Fort Smith Airport   (YSM/CYSM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort Chipewyan Airport   (YPY/CYPY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Chipewyan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Fort Chipewyan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Chipewyan) 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 Fort Chipewyan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Chipewyan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Chipewyan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.7174, Longitude: -111.1490     [Map].

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Fort Chipewyan), 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 Fort Chipewyan.