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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

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. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
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   DirectionDistance
Cadotte Lake   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Deadwood   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 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]
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 ...

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.

Chinook Valley   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest of Peace River   [Map]
Deadwood   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Judah   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Last Lake   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Buffalo   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lone Star   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Springburn   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tangent   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Three Creeks   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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 Tourism Map for Peace River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Peace River Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map 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>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Donnelly Airport   [Map]   CFM4   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cadotte Airport   [Map]   CEJ5   ENE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fairview Airport   [Map]   CEB5   WSW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Manning Airport   [Map]   CFX4   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 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 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Peace River: www.peaceriver.net/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



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 starting in Peace River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Peace River) 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 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 that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Peace River.