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The location of Sunset Beach









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sunset Beach.

This page contains five sections:

Around Sunset Beach ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Westlock. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the south of Sunset Beach. Westlock has a population of 4,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Athabasca. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the east of Sunset Beach and has a population of 3,000 people.

For comparison, Sunset Beach has a population of 88 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Bondiss   [Map]   131   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   S   41 miles [66 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pickardville   [Map]   ---   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Smith   [Map]   ---   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Vimy   [Map]   ---   S   46 miles [74 km]
Whispering Hills   [Map]   125   NW   Less than 2 miles

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Amber Valley   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chisholm   [Map]   ---   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Donatville   [Map]   ---   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fawcett   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Flatbush   [Map]   ---   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   N   5 miles [8 km]
Jarvie   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kilsyth   [Map]   ---   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Larkspur   [Map]   56   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   S   Less than 2 miles
West Baptiste   [Map]   104   NW   Less than 2 miles
White Gull   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset Beach ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sunset Beach. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism
    Parks for Alberta

    Fishing in Alberta
    Hunting in Alberta


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Sunset Beach ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Athabasca Airport (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boyle Airport (FAA ID: CFM7)   [Map]   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Calling Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFK4)   [Map]   NNE   41 miles [66 km]
Westlock Airport (FAA ID: CES4)   [Map]   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Barrhead Airport (FAA ID: CEP3)   [Map]   SW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Lac La Biche Airport (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   E   59 miles [95 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Sunset Beach.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sunset Beach. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   S   98 miles [157.7 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   S   251 miles [403.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Athabasca Airport (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boyle Airport (FAA ID: CFM7)   [Map]   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Calling Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFK4)   [Map]   NNE   41 miles [66 km]
Westlock Airport (FAA ID: CES4)   [Map]   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Barrhead Airport (FAA ID: CEP3)   [Map]   SW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Lac La Biche Airport (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   E   59 miles [95 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7418, Longitude: -113.5345     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sunset Beach), 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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