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Poplar Ridge, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Poplar Ridge.

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Around Poplar Ridge ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dawson Creek (BC). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the west of Poplar Ridge. Dawson Creek (BC) has a population of 11,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairview. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the northeast of Poplar Ridge and has a population of 3,200 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 Poplar Ridge and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Berwyn   [Map]   516   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bluesky   [Map]   ---   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Brownvale   [Map]   ---   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Buffalo Lake   [Map]   ---   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clairmont   [Map]   ---   S   46 miles [74 km]
Eaglesham   [Map]   ---   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hines Creek   [Map]   430   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hythe   [Map]   821   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
La Glace   [Map]   ---   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rycroft   [Map]   638   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sexsmith   [Map]   1,959   S   41 miles [66 km]
Spirit River   [Map]   1,148   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Whitelaw   [Map]   ---   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Woking   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pouce Coupe (BC)   [Map]   739   W   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bay Tree   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bear Canyon   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Blueberry Mountain   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bonanza   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cleardale   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dunvegan   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Eureka River   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gordondale   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Peoria   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Silver Valley   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Valhalla Centre   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wanham   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Webster   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Worsley   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Poplar Ridge ...

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.

Blueberry Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Poplar Ridge   [Map]
Bluesky   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Bonanza   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gage   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gordondale   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]
Scotswood   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Silver Valley   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spirit River   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fairview Airport   [Map]   CEB5   ENE   23 miles [37 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 Poplar Ridge.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Poplar Ridge. 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

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Dawson Creek Airport (IATA:YDQ)   [Map]   CYDQ   WSW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   S   52 miles [83.7 km]
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   ENE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Fort St. John Airport (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   CYXJ   WNW   70 miles [112.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fairview Airport   [Map]   CEB5   ENE   23 miles [37 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
Grande Prairie Airport   (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]
        Website for Grande Prairie Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Peace River Airport   (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort St. John Airport   (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Saint John Airport
        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 Poplar Ridge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.9333, Longitude: -118.9833     [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 Poplar Ridge), 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 Poplar Ridge.