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Mackay, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Mackay ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Whitecourt. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the north of Mackay. Whitecourt has a population of 9,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Edson. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the west of Mackay and has a population of 8,500 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 from Mackay and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Blue Ridge   [Map]   ---   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Peavine   [Map]   ---   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ross Haven   [Map]   198   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Sangudo   [Map]   364   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Seba Beach   [Map]   203   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Silver Sands   [Map]   173   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sunset Point   [Map]   242   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Val Quentin   [Map]   181   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Wildwood   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Yellowstone   [Map]   170   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Betula Beach   [Map]   15   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carrot Creek   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cosmo   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cynthia   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Entwistle   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gainford   [Map]   ---   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Green Court   [Map]   ---   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Niton Junction   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Nojack   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Peers   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pinedale   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rangeton   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rochfort Bridge   [Map]   ---   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rocky Rapids   [Map]   ---   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Round Valley   [Map]   ---   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mackay ...

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.

Carrot Creek   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West of Mackay   [Map]
Chip Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Cynthia   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Court   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Nojack   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Peers   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Round Valley   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wildwood   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   NNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Edson Airport(YET/CYET)   [Map]   CYET   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   ENE   55 miles [88.5 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 Mackay.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Mackay. 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   ESE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSE   187 miles [300.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   NNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Edson Airport(YET/CYET)   [Map]   CYET   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   ENE   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
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whitecourt Airport   (YZU/CYZU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edson Airport   (YET/CYET)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mackay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6500, Longitude: -115.5833     [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 Mackay), 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 Mackay.