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Smith, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Smith.

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Around Smith ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Slave Lake. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the west of Smith. Slave Lake has a population of 6,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Athabasca. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southeast of Smith and has a population of 3,000 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 Smith and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2006
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Canyon Creek   [Map]   ---   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fawcett   [Map]   ---   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Flatbush   [Map]   ---   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jarvie   [Map]   ---   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sunset Beach   [Map]   88   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
West Baptiste   [Map]   104   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Whispering Hills   [Map]   125   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Widewater   [Map]   ---   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Chisholm   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Hondo   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kilsyth   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wagner   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
White Gull   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smith ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Smith. 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 Smith ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   ENE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Wabasca Airport   [Map]   CEE5   N   55 miles [88.5 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 Smith.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Smith. 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   S   129 miles [207.6 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   279 miles [449 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   ENE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Wabasca Airport   [Map]   CEE5   N   55 miles [88.5 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
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [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 Smith. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Smith 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 that begins in Smith. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smith) 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 Smith. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smith

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.1667, Longitude: -114.0333     [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 Smith), 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 Smith.