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Pelican Portage, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Pelican Portage.

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Around Pelican Portage ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Wabasca. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the west of Pelican Portage. Wabasca has a population of 1,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Calling Lake. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southwest of Pelican Portage and has a population of 190 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 Pelican Portage and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2006
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Desmarais   [Map]   82   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Sandy Lake   [Map]   ---   W   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Mariana Lake   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Wandering River   [Map]     S   41 miles [66 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pelican Portage ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Pelican Portage.

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Pelican Portage ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Christina Basin Airport (FAA ID: CFF2)   [Map]   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grande Airport (FAA ID: CFA5)   [Map]   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Calling Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFK4)   [Map]   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Wabasca Airport (FAA ID: CEE5)   [Map]   WNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fort McMurray Airport  (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   NE   80 miles [128.7 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Pelican Portage.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pelican Portage. 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
Fort McMurray Airport  (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   NE   80 miles [128.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Christina Basin Airport (FAA ID: CFF2)   [Map]   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grande Airport (FAA ID: CFA5)   [Map]   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Calling Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFK4)   [Map]   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Wabasca Airport (FAA ID: CEE5)   [Map]   WNW   47 miles [75.6 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
Fort McMurray Airport   (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]
  Website for Fort McMurray Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Pelican Portage 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Pelican Portage) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelican Portage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.7997, Longitude: -112.6389     [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 Pelican Portage), 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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