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Fort MacKay, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Fort MacKay ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort McMurray. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the south of Fort MacKay. Fort McMurray has a population of 61,400 people.<1>

For comparison, Fort MacKay has a population of 520 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Fort MacKay and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   DirDistance
Waterways   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort MacKay ...

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

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 Fort MacKay ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Muskeg Tower Airport (FAA ID: CFW4)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Birch Mountain Airport (FAA ID: CFM2)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fort McMurray Airport  (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   SSE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Namur Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFB5)   [Map]   WNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Johnson Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFL9)   [Map]   ENE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Gordon Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFW2)   [Map]   SE   58 miles [93.3 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 Fort MacKay.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fort MacKay. 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
Fort McMurray Airport  (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   SSE   39 miles [62.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Muskeg Tower Airport (FAA ID: CFW4)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Birch Mountain Airport (FAA ID: CFM2)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Namur Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFB5)   [Map]   WNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Johnson Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFL9)   [Map]   ENE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Gordon Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFW2)   [Map]   SE   58 miles [93.3 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
Fort McMurray Airport   (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]
  Website for Fort McMurray Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort MacKay. 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 Fort MacKay 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort MacKay) 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 MacKay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort MacKay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort MacKay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.1846, Longitude: -111.6345     [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 Fort MacKay), 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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