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Owl River, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Owl River.

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Around Owl River ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lac la Biche. It lies just southwest of Owl River. Lac la Biche has a population of 2,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kikino Metis Settlement. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the southwest of Owl River and has a population of 960 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Owl River and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Atmore   [Map]   ---   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Beaver Lake   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bondiss   [Map]   131   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Donatville   [Map]   ---   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ellscott   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Grassland   [Map]   ---   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Boyne Lake   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Breynat   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Caslan   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Goodfish Lake   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Goodridge   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hylo   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Imperial Mills   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kikino   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
McRae   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Rich Lake   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Venice   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wandering River   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Owl River ...

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.

Beaver Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Owl River   [Map]
Blue Jay   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Fork Lake   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Grassland   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Imperial Mills   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rich Lake   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Snug Cove   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tweedie   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Wandering River   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   WSW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Christina Basin Airport   [Map]   CFF2   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   W   53 miles [85.3 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   ESE   70 miles [112.7 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 Owl River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Owl River. 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   SSW   128 miles [206 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   275 miles [442.6 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   SE   283 miles [455.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   ESE   70 miles [112.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   WSW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Christina Basin Airport   [Map]   CFF2   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   W   53 miles [85.3 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Owl River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Owl River 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 starting from Owl River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Owl River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Owl River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.8872, Longitude: -111.8867     [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 Owl River), 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 Owl River.