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Frains, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Frains.

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Around Frains ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Athabasca. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the west of Frains. Athabasca has a population of 3,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lac la Biche. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the east of Frains and has a population of 2,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Frains and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Beaver Lake   [Map]   ---   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bondiss   [Map]   131   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Smoky Lake   [Map]   1,010   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Waskatenau   [Map]   278   S   46 miles [74 km]
Whispering Hills   [Map]   125   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Amber Valley   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Atmore   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Breynat   [Map]   ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Caslan   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Donatville   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ellscott   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grassland   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Hylo   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kikino   [Map]   ---   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Newbrook   [Map]   ---   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Venice   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Wandering River   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Frains ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Frains.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Frains. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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 Frains ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   W   24 miles [38.6 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 Frains.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Frains. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SSW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   258 miles [415.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   E   95 miles [152.9 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SSE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   W   24 miles [38.6 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
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Frains 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 from Frains. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Frains) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frains. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7544, Longitude: -112.6019     [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 Frains), 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 Frains.