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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Silver Sands.

This page contains six sections:

Around Silver Sands ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the east of Silver Sands. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the east of Silver Sands and has a population of 57,700 people.

For comparison, Silver Sands has a population of 170 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 Silver Sands and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Calmar   [Map]   1,959   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Legal   [Map]   1,192   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stony Plain   [Map]   12,363   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   945   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Upper Manor Estates   [Map]   ---   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Betula Beach   [Map]   15   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cherhill   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Darwell   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Fallis   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gainford   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Glenevis   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kapasiwin   [Map]   39   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lake Isle   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Point Alison   [Map]   15   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ross Haven   [Map]   198   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Seba Beach   [Map]   203   SW   5 miles [8 km]
South View   [Map]   115   NW   Less than 2 miles
Val Quentin   [Map]   181   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Cove   [Map]   169   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Silver Sands ...

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.

Castle Island   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast of Silver Sands   [Map]
Cosmo   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Gunn   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Keephills   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rich Valley   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Round Valley   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunset Point   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Tomahawk   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Yellowstone   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Silver Sands.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Silver Sands. 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 Silver Sands ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Silver Sands.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   E   46 miles [74 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   ESE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   NE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   NW   58 miles [93.3 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 Silver Sands.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Silver Sands. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   ESE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   175 miles [281.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport(ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]   CZVL   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Edmonton City Centre Airport(YXD/CYXD)   [Map]   CYXD   E   46 miles [74 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   NE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   NW   58 miles [93.3 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
 
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whitecourt Airport   (YZU/CYZU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Silver Sands. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Silver Sands 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 'point-to-point' distance from Silver Sands. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Silver Sands) 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 Silver Sands. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Silver Sands

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver Sands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6333, Longitude: -114.6500     [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 Silver Sands), 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 Silver Sands.