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Slave Lake, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Slave Lake ...

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

The next largest community is Swan Hills. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southwest of Slave Lake and has a population of 1,500 people.<1>

For comparison, Slave Lake has a population of 6,800 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 Slave Lake and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Canyon Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Chisholm   [Map]   ---   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Drift Pile River 150   [Map]   720   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Faust   [Map]   ---   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Flatbush   [Map]   ---   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Joussard   [Map]   ---   W   46 miles [74 km]
Kinuso   [Map]   219   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Smith   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Swan River 150E   [Map]   305   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Widewater   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Assineau   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Driftpile   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hondo   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wagner   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Slave Lake ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Slave Lake ...

Looking for more information about Slave Lake? 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 Slave Lake, 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 Slave Lake.

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
    Slave Lake Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Slave Lake

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Slave Lake ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   NNE   Less than 2 miles
Swan Hills Airport   [Map]   CEM5   SSW   49 miles [78.9 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 Slave Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Slave Lake. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SSE   144 miles [231.7 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   289 miles [465.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   NNE   Less than 2 miles
Swan Hills Airport   [Map]   CEM5   SSW   49 miles [78.9 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
Slave Lake Airport   (YZH/CYZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Slave Lake:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slave Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.2833, Longitude: -114.7833     [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 Slave 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Slave Lake.