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Introduction ...

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

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Around Opal ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the south of Opal. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the southwest of Opal and has a population of 57,700 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 Opal and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Athabasca   [Map]   2,580   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   S   46 miles [74 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bruderhein   [Map]   1,215   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lamont   [Map]   1,669   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Tofield   [Map]   1,876   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   W   26 miles [41.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Abee   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Anton Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Coronado   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Egremont   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fedorah   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hewitt Estates   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lamoureux   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Nestow   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Radway   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Vimy   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Waskatenau   [Map]   278   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Waugh   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Opal ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Bon Accord   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest of Opal   [Map]
Carbondale   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Clyde   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hollow Lake   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Legal   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Redwater   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sprucefield   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Star   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Weasel Creek   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Chipman Airport   [Map]   CFU3   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   NNE   41 miles [66 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   S   41 miles [66 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 Opal.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Opal. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SSW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   203 miles [326.7 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   299 miles [481.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SE   84 miles [135.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Chipman Airport   [Map]   CFU3   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   NNE   41 miles [66 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   S   41 miles [66 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
 
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [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
 
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [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 Opal 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 from Opal. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Opal) 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 Opal. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Opal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Opal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.0216, Longitude: -113.2361     [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 Opal), 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 Opal.