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Spirit River, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Spirit River.

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Around Spirit River ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Grande Prairie. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the south of Spirit River. Grande Prairie has a population of 54,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairview. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the northeast of Spirit River and has a population of 3,200 people.

For comparison, Spirit River has a population of 1,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Beaverlodge   [Map]   2,264   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Berwyn   [Map]   516   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bluesky   [Map]   ---   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Buffalo Lake   [Map]   ---   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clairmont   [Map]   ---   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Debolt   [Map]   ---   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Hines Creek   [Map]   430   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hythe   [Map]   821   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
La Glace   [Map]   ---   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Poplar Ridge   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rycroft   [Map]   638   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sexsmith   [Map]   1,959   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wembley   [Map]   1,443   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Whitelaw   [Map]   ---   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pouce Coupe (BC)   [Map]   739   W   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bezanson   [Map]     SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Blueberry Mountain   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bonanza   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Brownvale   [Map]     NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Dunvegan   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Eaglesham   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gordondale   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Peoria   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Riverview Pines Subdivision   [Map]     S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Silver Valley   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Teepee Creek   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Valhalla Centre   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wanham   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Webster   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Woking   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spirit River ...

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   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest of Spirit River   [Map]
Bluesky   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gage   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gordondale   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Scotswood   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sexsmith   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Teepee Creek   -   30 miles [48.3 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 Spirit River.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Spirit River. 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 Spirit River ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   W   Less than 2 miles
Fairview Airport   [Map]   CEB5   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   S   41 miles [66 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 Spirit River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Spirit River. 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
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   S   41 miles [66 km]
Dawson Creek Airport (IATA:YDQ)   [Map]   CYDQ   W   52 miles [83.7 km]
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   ENE   61 miles [98.2 km]
Fort St. John Airport (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   CYXJ   WNW   80 miles [128.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   W   Less than 2 miles
Fairview Airport   [Map]   CEB5   NE   25 miles [40.2 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spirit River. 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 Spirit River 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 stretches from Spirit River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spirit River) 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 Spirit River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spirit River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spirit River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.7833, Longitude: -118.8333     [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 Spirit River), 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 Spirit River.