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Gull Lake, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Gull Lake.

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Around Gull Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the southeast of Gull Lake. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sylvan Lake. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the southwest of Gull Lake and has a population of 12,800 people.

For comparison, Gull Lake has a population of 200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Alix   [Map]   851   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Millet   [Map]   2,068   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   S   23 miles [37 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   W   41 miles [66 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wetaskiwin   [Map]   11,689   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Benalto   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Central Park   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
College Heights   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Crestomere   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Forshee   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Half Moon Bay   [Map]   32   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jarvis Bay   [Map]   183   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kasha   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Kountry Meadows   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Morningside   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Norglenwold   [Map]   270   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rosedale Valley   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Spruce Lane Acres   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sunbreaker Cove   [Map]   137   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gull Lake ...

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

Birchcliff   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest of Gull Lake   [Map]
Half Moon Bay   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leedale   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]
Markerville   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Red Deer   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Springbrook   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunbreaker Cove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gull Lake ...

Looking for more information about Gull Lake? 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 Gull Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Gull Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Gull Lake. 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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Gull Lake Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Gull Lake

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Gull Lake ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   S   26 miles [41.8 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 Gull Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gull Lake. 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   NNE   60 miles [96.6 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   93 miles [149.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ENE   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   S   26 miles [41.8 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
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gull Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Gull Lake 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' distance that starts in Gull Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gull Lake) 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 Gull Lake. 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 Gull Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gull Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4667, Longitude: -113.9500     [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 Gull Lake), 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 Gull Lake.