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Fort McMurray, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four 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.<2>

Community   2006
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 nearby communities:

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort McMurray ...

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

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

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>   DirDistance
Fort McMurray Airport  (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muskeg Tower Airport (FAA ID: CFW4)   [Map]   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gordon Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFW2)   [Map]   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grande Airport (FAA ID: CFA5)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Fort McMurray Airport  (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Muskeg Tower Airport (FAA ID: CFW4)   [Map]   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gordon Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFW2)   [Map]   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grande Airport (FAA ID: CFA5)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort McMurray Airport   (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]
  Website for Fort McMurray Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort McMurray:

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 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort McMurray) 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 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 we use 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>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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