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Star, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Star ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Edmonton. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southwest of Star. Edmonton has a population of 812,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Albert. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the west of Star and has a population of 57,700 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 Star and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bruderhein   [Map]   1,215   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gibbons   [Map]   2,642   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lamont   [Map]   1,669   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Redwater   [Map]   2,192   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Spruce Grove   [Map]   19,541   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Tofield   [Map]   1,876   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Two Hills   [Map]   1,047   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Vegreville   [Map]   5,519   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Westlock   [Map]   5,008   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Andrew   [Map]   465   E   18 miles [29 km]
Ardrossan   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Chipman   [Map]   238   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coronado   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Egremont   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hilliard   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Josephburg   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lamoureux   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Luzan   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Radway   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Saint Michael   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Warspite   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Waskatenau   [Map]   278   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Whitford   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wostok   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Star ...

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.

Bon Accord   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West of Star   [Map]
Chipman   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hairy Hill   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Half Moon Lake   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hollow Lake   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Opal   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Redwater   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Smoky Lake   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sprucefield   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Weasel Creek   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Chipman Airport   [Map]   CFU3   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tofield Airport   [Map]   CEV7   S   30 miles [48.3 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 Star.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Star. 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   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   193 miles [310.6 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   276 miles [444.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   SE   61 miles [98.2 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   ENE   110 miles [177 km]
Lloydminster Airport (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   CYLL   ESE   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Chipman Airport   [Map]   CFU3   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Edmonton / Josephburg Airport   [Map]   CFB6   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cooking Lake Airport   [Map]   CEZ3   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tofield Airport   [Map]   CEV7   S   30 miles [48.3 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
Edmonton City Centre Airport   (YXD/CYXD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
        Website for Lloydminster Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8167, Longitude: -112.7667     [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 Star), 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 Star.