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Iron River, Alberta

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The location of Iron River

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

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 and not the distance if you are going to drive.<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]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
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]
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]
Sugden   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Therien   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Iron River ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Iron River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta

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>   DirDistance
Bonnyville Airport (YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.  (FAA ID: CEN5)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
St. Paul Airport (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Elk Pt. Airport (FAA ID: CEJ6)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   SW   133 miles [214 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.  (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   SE   234 miles [376.6 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   SSW   263 miles [423.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Bonnyville Airport (YBY/CYBF)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
St. Paul Airport (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Elk Pt. Airport (FAA ID: CEJ6)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lac La Biche Airport (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
  Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
  Website for Lloydminster Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Bonnyville Airport   (YBY/CYBF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
St. Paul Airport   (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

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 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Iron River. 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 Iron River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron River. The point we use 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>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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