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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Grande Prairie.

This page contains six sections:

Around Grande Prairie ...

Grande Prairie is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Sexsmith. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the north of Grande Prairie and has a population of 2,400 people.<1>

For comparison, Grande Prairie has a population of 54,900 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting in Grande Prairie.<2>

Beaverlodge     [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the west of Grande Prairie.

Bezanson     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the east of Grande Prairie.

Bezanson     [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the east of Grande Prairie.

Buffalo Lake     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the northwest of Grande Prairie.

Clairmont     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the north of Grande Prairie.

Dimsdale     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the west of Grande Prairie.

Grovedale     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the south of Grande Prairie.

Huallen     [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the west of Grande Prairie.

La Glace     [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the northwest of Grande Prairie.

Riverview Pines Subdivision     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the southwest of Grande Prairie.

Sexsmith     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the north of Grande Prairie.

Teepee Creek     [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the northeast of Grande Prairie.

Valhalla Centre     [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the northwest of Grande Prairie.

Webster     [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the north of Grande Prairie.

Wembley     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the west of Grande Prairie.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grande Prairie ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grande Prairie ...

Looking for more information about Grande Prairie? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Grande Prairie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grande Prairie.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Grande Prairie. 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, 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

Grande Prairie Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Grande Prairie

Also of Interest:

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Grande Prairie ...

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.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Grande Prairie.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Grande Prairie. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

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

Large Airports

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Grande Prairie Airport  (YQU/CYQU) <4>   [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the west northwest of Grande Prairie.

Dawson Creek Airport  (IATA: YDQ)   [Map]
67 miles [107.8 km] miles to the northwest of Grande Prairie.

Peace River Airport (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
90 miles [144.8 km] miles to the northeast of Grande Prairie.

Fort St. John Airport  (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]
105 miles [169 km] miles to the northwest of Grande Prairie.

General Aviation Airports

Beaverlodge Airport (FAA ID: CEU2)   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the west of Grande Prairie.

Debolt Airport (FAA ID: CFG4)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the east of Grande Prairie.

Spirit River Airport (FAA ID: CFS5)   [Map]
42 miles [67.6 km] miles to the north of Grande Prairie.

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     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: YEGICAO: CYEG

Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Grande Prairie Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: YQUICAO: CYQU

Website for Grande Prairie Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Peace River Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: YPEICAO: CYPE

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Fort Saint John Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: YXJICAO: CYXJ

Website for Fort Saint John Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grande Prairie: www.cityofgp.com/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Grande Prairie 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grande Prairie) 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 Grande Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grande Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grande Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.1667, Longitude: -118.8000     [Map].

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Grande Prairie), 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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<4>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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