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Islay, Alberta

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The location of Islay

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

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. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Islay and not the distance if you drove.<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]

The following is a sample of nearby 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]
Hazeldine   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 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]
Rusylvia   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Streamstown   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 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 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, 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 Islay ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Vermilion Airport (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lloydminster Airport  (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elk Pt. Airport (FAA ID: CEJ6)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   W   125 miles [201.2 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.  (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   ESE   181 miles [291.3 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   SW   215 miles [346 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Vermilion Airport (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elk Pt. Airport (FAA ID: CEJ6)   [Map]   NNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wainwright Airport (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   SSW   43 miles [69.2 km]
St. Paul Airport (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   NW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Neilburg Airport (FAA ID: CJV2)   [Map]   SE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Maidstone Airport (FAA ID: CJH3)   [Map]   ESE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Two Hills Airport (FAA ID: CEL6)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
  Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
St. Paul Airport   (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]
  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
Vermilion Airport   (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wainwright Airport   (YWV/CYWV)   [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 Islay. 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 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Islay. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 we use 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>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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