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High Prairie, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to High Prairie.

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Around High Prairie ...

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

The next largest community is Valleyview. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southwest of High Prairie and has a population of 1,800 people.<1>

For comparison, High Prairie has a population of 2,700 people.

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

Community   2006
Donnelly   [Map]   293   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Drift Pile River 150   [Map]   720   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Enilda   [Map]   ---   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Falher   [Map]   941   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Faust   [Map]   ---   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Girouxville   [Map]   282   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grouard Mission   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Joussard   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kinuso   [Map]   219   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
McLennan   [Map]   824   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Nampa   [Map]   360   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Reno   [Map]   ---   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Swan River 150E   [Map]   305   E   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Arcadia   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Driftpile   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gift Lake   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grouard   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Guy   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kathleen   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
New Fish Creek   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sunset House   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Whitemud Creek   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near High Prairie ...

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.

Driftpile   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East of High Prairie   [Map]
Guy   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Heart River   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Kathleen   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
New Fish Creek   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Salt Prairie   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Springburn   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunset House   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for High Prairie ...

Looking for more information about High 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 High Prairie, 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 High Prairie.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around High 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 to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    High Prairie Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for High Prairie

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near High Prairie ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
High Prairie Airport(ZHP/CZHP)   [Map]   CZHP   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Donnelly Airport   [Map]   CFM4   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Valleyview Airport   [Map]   CEL5   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   NNW   66 miles [106.2 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 High Prairie.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from High Prairie. 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

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   NNW   66 miles [106.2 km]
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   W   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
High Prairie Airport(ZHP/CZHP)   [Map]   CZHP   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Donnelly Airport   [Map]   CFM4   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Valleyview Airport   [Map]   CEL5   SW   42 miles [67.6 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
Peace River Airport   (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Grande Prairie Airport   (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]
        Website for Grande Prairie Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
High Prairie Airport   (ZHP/CZHP)   [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 High 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 that stretches from High Prairie. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- High Prairie) 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 High Prairie. 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 High Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Prairie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.4333, Longitude: -116.4833     [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 High 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for High Prairie.