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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Fort McMurray ...

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

The next largest community is Anzac. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Fort McMurray and has a population of 590 people.<1>

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 Fort McMurray and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Fort MacKay   [Map]   521   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gregoire Lake Estates   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Waterways   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort McMurray ...

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   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest of Fort McMurray   [Map]
Waterways   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Fort McMurray Tourism


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Fort McMurray ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort McMurray Airport (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   CYMM   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muskeg Tower Airport   [Map]   CFW4   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gordon Lake Airport   [Map]   CFW2   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grande Airport   [Map]   CFA5   SW   44 miles [70.8 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 McMurray.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fort McMurray. 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   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muskeg Tower Airport   [Map]   CFW4   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gordon Lake Airport   [Map]   CFW2   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grande Airport   [Map]   CFA5   SW   44 miles [70.8 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort McMurray: www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/

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 McMurray 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 starting in Fort McMurray. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort McMurray) 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 Fort McMurray. 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 Fort McMurray

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort McMurray. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.7333, Longitude: -111.3833     [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 McMurray), 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 McMurray.