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Sylvan Lake, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Sylvan Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Red Deer. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the east of Sylvan Lake. Red Deer has a population of 90,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lacombe. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the northeast of Sylvan Lake and has a population of 11,700 people.

For comparison, Sylvan Lake has a population of 12,800 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 drove.<2>

Community   2006
Alix   [Map]   851   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bowden   [Map]   1,210   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Didsbury   [Map]   4,275   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Eckville   [Map]   951   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Olds   [Map]   7,253   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Penhold   [Map]   1,971   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ponoka   [Map]   6,591   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rimbey   [Map]   2,252   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rocky Mountain House   [Map]   6,874   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Springbrook   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sundre   [Map]   2,540   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Benalto   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Birchcliff   [Map]   125   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Central Park   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Forshee   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gull Lake   [Map]   204   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Half Moon Bay   [Map]   32   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hespero   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jarvis Bay   [Map]   183   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Kasha   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kountry Meadows   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Markerville   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Norglenwold   [Map]   270   NW   Less than 2 miles
Spruce Lane Acres   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sunbreaker Cove   [Map]   137   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Woodland Hills   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sylvan Lake ...

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.

Birchcliff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Sylvan Lake   [Map]
Gull Lake   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Half Moon Bay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Markerville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Red Deer   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Rosedale Valley   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Springbrook   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spruce View   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunbreaker Cove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylvan Lake ...

Looking for more information about Sylvan 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 Sylvan 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 Sylvan Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Sylvan Lake Tourism

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Sylvan Lake ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   S   31 miles [49.9 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 Sylvan Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sylvan 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   NNE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   82 miles [132 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   ENE   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Innisfail Airport   [Map]   CEM4   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hespero Airport   [Map]   CFB3   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lacombe Airport   [Map]   CEG3   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rimbey Airport   [Map]   CFC7   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ponoka Industrial Airport   [Map]   CEH3   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Olds - Netook Airport   [Map]   CFK6   S   31 miles [49.9 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
Rocky Mountain House Airport   (YRM/CYRM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvan Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3050, Longitude: -114.0901     [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 Sylvan 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 Sylvan Lake.