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Rainbow Lake, Alberta

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The location of Rainbow Lake

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rainbow Lake.

This page contains four sections:

Around Rainbow Lake ...

Rainbow Lake is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<1>

Community   DirDistance
Assumption   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chateh   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rainbow Lake ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Rainbow Lake.

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
    Rainbow Lake Tourism

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Rainbow Lake ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Rainbow Lake.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<2>   DirDistance
Rainbow Lake Airport (YOP/CYOP)   [Map]   SSW   Less than 2 miles
Fontas Airport (FAA ID: CFK3)   [Map]   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Zama Airport (FAA ID: CEX5)   [Map]   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
High Level Airport (YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]   E   81 miles [130.4 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.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Rainbow Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rainbow Lake. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Rainbow Lake Airport (YOP/CYOP)   [Map]   SSW   Less than 2 miles
High Level Airport (YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]   E   81 miles [130.4 km]
Fort Nelson Airport (YYE/CYYE)   [Map]   WNW   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Fontas Airport (FAA ID: CFK3)   [Map]   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Zama Airport (FAA ID: CEX5)   [Map]   NNE   51 miles [82.1 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.

Rainbow Lake Airport   (YOP/CYOP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
High Level Airport   (YOJ/CYOJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort Nelson Airport   (YYE/CYYE)   [Map]
  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 Rainbow Lake:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rainbow Lake) 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 Rainbow Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rainbow Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainbow Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.4992, Longitude: -119.4023     [Map].

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<2>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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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Rainbow Lake), 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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