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La Crete, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to La Crete.

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Around La Crete ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is High Level. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northwest of La Crete. High Level has a population of 3,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fort Vermilion. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the northeast of La Crete and has a population of 730 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 La Crete and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Beaver Ranch 163   [Map]   15   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bushe River 207   [Map]   400   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Paddle Prairie   [Map]   ---   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Buffalo Head Prairie   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Carcajou   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rocky Lane   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near La Crete ...

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.

Buffalo Head Prairie   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East of La Crete   [Map]
High Level   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Paddle Prairie   -   42 miles [67.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rocky Lane   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Crete ...

Looking for more information about La Crete? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for La Crete, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for La Crete.

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    La Crete Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for La Crete

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near La Crete ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
La Crete Airport   [Map]   CFN5   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fort Vermilion Airport   [Map]   CEZ4   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
High Level Airport(YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]   CYOJ   NW   40 miles [64.4 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 La Crete.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from La Crete. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
High Level Airport(YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]   CYOJ   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rainbow Lake Airport(YOP/CYOP)   [Map]   CYOP   WNW   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
La Crete Airport   [Map]   CFN5   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fort Vermilion Airport   [Map]   CEZ4   NE   21 miles [33.8 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.

High Level Airport   (YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rainbow Lake Airport   (YOP/CYOP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for La Crete 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 starting in La Crete. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- La Crete) 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 La Crete. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La Crete

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Crete. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.1932, Longitude: -116.4012     [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 La Crete), 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 La Crete.