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Peace River, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Peace River ...

Peace River is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Fairview. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the west of Peace River and has a population of 3,200 people.<1>

For comparison, Peace River has a population of 6,700 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 Peace River and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Berwyn   [Map]   516   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Bluesky   [Map]   ---   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Brownvale   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dixonville   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Donnelly   [Map]   293   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Eaglesham   [Map]   ---   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Falher   [Map]   941   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Girouxville   [Map]   282   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grimshaw   [Map]   2,537   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hines Creek   [Map]   430   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Manning   [Map]   1,493   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
McLennan   [Map]   824   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nampa   [Map]   360   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Saint Isidore   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Whitelaw   [Map]   ---   W   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Cadotte Lake   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Deadwood   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Deer Hill   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jean Cote   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Little Buffalo   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Marie Reine   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Reno   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Roma Junction   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Shaftesbury Settlement   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tangent   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Watino   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Peace River ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Peace River.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peace River ...

Looking for more information about Peace River? 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 Peace River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Peace River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Peace 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Peace River Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Peace River

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Peace River ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Peace River Airport (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Donnelly Airport (FAA ID: CFM4)   [Map]   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cadotte Airport (FAA ID: CEJ5)   [Map]   ENE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fairview Airport (FAA ID: CEB5)   [Map]   WSW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Manning Airport (FAA ID: CFX4)   [Map]   NNW   50 miles [80.5 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Peace River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Peace 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)   DirDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Peace River Airport (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Grande Prairie Airport  (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   SW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Dawson Creek Airport  (IATA: YDQ)   [Map]   WSW   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Donnelly Airport (FAA ID: CFM4)   [Map]   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cadotte Airport (FAA ID: CEJ5)   [Map]   ENE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fairview Airport (FAA ID: CEB5)   [Map]   WSW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Manning Airport (FAA ID: CFX4)   [Map]   NNW   50 miles [80.5 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Peace River Airport   (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Grande Prairie Airport   (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]
  Website for Grande Prairie Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Peace River:

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 Peace 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Peace River) 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 Peace River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Peace River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peace River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.2468, Longitude: -117.2977     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Peace 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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