A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Lafond, Alberta

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AB

The location of Lafond

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for Lafond
and the surrounding area.

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Lafond ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Bonnyville. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northeast of Lafond. Bonnyville has a population of 6,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Vegreville. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southwest of Lafond and has a population of 5,700 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 Lafond and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Andrew   [Map]   465   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Ardmore   [Map]   ---   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Chipman   [Map]   238   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Elk Point   [Map]   1,487   E   23 miles [37 km]
Glendon   [Map]   421   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Innisfree   [Map]   233   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mannville   [Map]   782   S   41 miles [66 km]
Mundare   [Map]   712   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Myrnam   [Map]   362   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   5,106   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Smoky Lake   [Map]   1,010   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Two Hills   [Map]   1,047   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vermilion   [Map]   4,036   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Vilna   [Map]   274   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Willingdon   [Map]   295   W   26 miles [41.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Ashmont   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Beauvallon   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brosseau   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Duvernay   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Foisy   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Horseshoe Bay   [Map]   214   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morecambe   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Musidora   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Saddle Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saint Brides   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Saint Edouard   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Saint Vincent   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Spedden   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Stry   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lafond ...

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.

Elk Point   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East of Lafond   [Map]
Flat Lake   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Goodfish Lake   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hairy Hill   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Horseshoe Bay   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Hoselaw   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Owlseye   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Saddle Lake   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Two Hills   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Two Hills Airport   [Map]   CEL6   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vegreville Airport   [Map]   CEV3   SW   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 Lafond.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lafond. 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   WSW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   220 miles [354.1 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   231 miles [371.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SSW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   NE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   SE   70 miles [112.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
St. Paul Airport(ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]   CEW3   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Two Hills Airport   [Map]   CEL6   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Elk Pt. Airport   [Map]   CEJ6   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vegreville Airport   [Map]   CEV3   SW   35 miles [56.3 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
Bonnyville Airport   (YBY/CYBF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Vermilion Airport   (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]
        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
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
St. Paul Airport   (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lafond. 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 Lafond were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Lafond. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lafond) 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 Lafond. 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 Lafond

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lafond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9111, Longitude: -111.4710     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Lafond), 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.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lafond.