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Iron River, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Iron River.

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Around Iron River ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Cold Lake. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the east of Iron River. Cold Lake has a population of 12,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bonnyville. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the southeast of Iron River and has a population of 6,200 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 starting from Iron River and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Ardmore   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Ashmont   [Map]   ---   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Beaver Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bonnyville Beach   [Map]   97   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elk Point   [Map]   1,487   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fort Kent   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Glendon   [Map]   421   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Horseshoe Bay   [Map]   214   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lac la Biche   [Map]   2,758   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mallaig   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pelican Narrows   [Map]   141   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   5,106   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vilna   [Map]   274   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Pierceland (SK)   [Map]   498   E   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Beaver Crossing   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Beaverdam   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Boyne Lake   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cold Lake South   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Franchere   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Goodridge   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Gurneyville   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hoselaw   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
La Corey   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
McRae   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Medley   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rich Lake   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Lina   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Saint Vincent   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Therien   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Iron River ...

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.

Beaver River   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East of Iron River   [Map]
Big Meadow   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Flat Lake   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gurneyville   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Happy Hollow   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Hoselaw   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Medley   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Pelican Narrows   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Snug Cove   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bonnyville Airport(YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   CYBF   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   S   38 miles [61.2 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 Iron River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Iron River. 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   SW   133 miles [214 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   SE   234 miles [376.6 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   263 miles [423.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   SSE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SSW   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bonnyville Airport(YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   CYBF   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   WNW   50 miles [80.5 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International 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
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Bonnyville Airport   (YBY/CYBF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
St. Paul Airport   (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [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 Iron River. 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 Iron River 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 starts in Iron River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Iron River) 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 Iron River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Iron River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4436, Longitude: -110.9119     [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 Iron River), 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 Iron River.