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Islay, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Islay ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lloydminster. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the east of Islay. Lloydminster has a population of 18,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lloydminster (SK). It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Islay and has a population of 9,800 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 Islay and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Blackfoot   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Edgerton   [Map]   373   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Elk Point   [Map]   1,487   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Innisfree   [Map]   233   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Irma   [Map]   444   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Kitscoty   [Map]   709   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mannville   [Map]   782   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Marwayne   [Map]   516   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Myrnam   [Map]   362   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vermilion   [Map]   4,036   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wainwright   [Map]   5,426   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lashburn (SK)   [Map]   914   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Marsden (SK)   [Map]   234   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Marshall (SK)   [Map]   608   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Paradise Hill (SK)   [Map]   483   E   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Alcurve   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Borradaile   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Clandonald   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Derwent   [Map]   117   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dewberry   [Map]   196   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Frog Lake   [Map]   ---   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Heinsburg   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lea Park   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
McLaughlin   [Map]   ---   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Paradise Valley   [Map]   183   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rivercourse   [Map]   ---   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rusylvia   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Streamstown   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tulliby Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Onion Lake (SK)   [Map]   ---   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Islay ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Vermilion Airport(YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   CYVG   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   NNW   35 miles [56.3 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 Islay.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Islay. 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   W   125 miles [201.2 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   181 miles [291.3 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   215 miles [346 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   WSW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   N   75 miles [120.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Vermilion Airport(YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   CYVG   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   NNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wainwright Airport(YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   CYWV   SSW   43 miles [69.2 km]
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   NW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Neilburg Airport   [Map]   CJV2   SE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Maidstone Airport   [Map]   CJH3   ESE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Two Hills Airport   [Map]   CEL6   WNW   55 miles [88.5 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
St. Paul Airport   (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]
        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
Vermilion Airport   (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wainwright Airport   (YWV/CYWV)   [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 Islay. 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 Islay 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 Islay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Islay) 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 Islay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Islay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Islay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.3935, Longitude: -110.5402     [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 Islay), 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 Islay.