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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 nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort MacKay ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Mildred Lake   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South of Fort MacKay   [Map]
Waterways   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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 Fort MacKay ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muskeg Tower Airport   [Map]   CFW4   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Birch Mountain Airport   [Map]   CFM2   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fort McMurray Airport (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   CYMM   SSE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Namur Lake Airport   [Map]   CFB5   WNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Johnson Lake Airport   [Map]   CFL9   ENE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Gordon Lake Airport   [Map]   CFW2   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 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 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort McMurray Airport (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   CYMM   SSE   39 miles [62.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

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

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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: www.alberta.ca/



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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Fort MacKay. A straight line distance ignores things 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort MacKay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort MacKay. The point that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fort MacKay.