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Hondo, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Hondo ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Slave Lake. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the northwest of Hondo. Slave Lake has a population of 6,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Athabasca. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southeast of Hondo and has a population of 3,000 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 driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Canyon Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fawcett   [Map]   ---   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Jarvie   [Map]   ---   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Smith   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sunset Beach   [Map]   88   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
West Baptiste   [Map]   104   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Whispering Hills   [Map]   125   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Widewater   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Chisholm   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dapp   [Map]   ---   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Flatbush   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kilsyth   [Map]   ---   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Larkspur   [Map]   56   S   46 miles [74 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
White Gull   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hondo ...

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.

Calling Lake   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the East of Hondo   [Map]
Fawcett   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Flatbush   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Island Lake   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mirror Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunset Beach   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Whispering Hills   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
White Gull   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   SE   59 miles [95 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 Hondo.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Hondo. 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   S   122 miles [196.3 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   272 miles [437.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   SE   59 miles [95 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
Slave Lake Airport   (YZH/CYZH)   [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 ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hondo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.0667, Longitude: -114.0333     [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 Hondo), 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 Hondo.