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Island Lake, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Island Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Westlock. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the south of Island Lake. Westlock has a population of 4,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Athabasca. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the southeast of Island Lake and has a population of 3,000 people.

For comparison, Island Lake has a population of 350 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Island Lake and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Bondiss   [Map]   131   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   SE   Less than 2 miles
Jarvie   [Map]   ---   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Smith   [Map]   ---   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
West Baptiste   [Map]   104   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Whispering Hills   [Map]   125   S   5 miles [8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Amber Valley   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Chisholm   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Donatville   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ellscott   [Map]   ---   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fawcett   [Map]   ---   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Flatbush   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grassland   [Map]   ---   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hondo   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kilsyth   [Map]   ---   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Larkspur   [Map]   56   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sunset Beach   [Map]   88   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
White Gull   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Island 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.

Amber Valley   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East of Island Lake   [Map]
Calling Lake   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fawcett   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flatbush   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hondo   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Larkspur   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Mirror Landing   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Properity   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunset Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Whispering Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
White Gull   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Island Lake ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   NW   57 miles [91.7 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 Island Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Island 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   S   105 miles [169 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   258 miles [415.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   NW   57 miles [91.7 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
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Slave Lake Airport   (YZH/CYZH)   [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 Island Lake. 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 Island 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Island Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Island Lake) 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 Island 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 Island Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Island Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.8423, Longitude: -113.5531     [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 Island 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 Island Lake.