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Venice, Alberta

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The location of Venice

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Venice ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Athabasca. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the west of Venice. Athabasca has a population of 3,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lac la Biche. It lies just northeast of Venice and has a population of 2,500 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 starting from Venice and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Ashmont   [Map]   ---   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Beaver Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bondiss   [Map]   131   W   23 miles [37 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Glendon   [Map]   421   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Horseshoe Bay   [Map]   214   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mallaig   [Map]   ---   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Newbrook   [Map]   ---   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Smoky Lake   [Map]   1,010   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Vilna   [Map]   274   S   41 miles [66 km]
Waskatenau   [Map]   278   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Amber Valley   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Atmore   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Boyne Lake   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Breynat   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Caslan   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Donatville   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ellscott   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Goodfish Lake   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grassland   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Hylo   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Imperial Mills   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kikino   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
McRae   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rich Lake   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wandering River   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Venice ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Beaver Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast of Venice   [Map]
Blue Jay   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fork Lake   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grassland   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]
Imperial Mills   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Owl River   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rich Lake   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tweedie   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   W   42 miles [67.6 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 Venice.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Venice. 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   SSW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   259 miles [416.8 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   SE   283 miles [455.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Cold Lake Rgnl.    [Map]   CEN5   E   76 miles [122.3 km]
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   S   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   W   42 miles [67.6 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
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
St. Paul Airport   (ZSP/CEW3)   [Map]
        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 Venice. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Venice. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.6981, Longitude: -112.1472     [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 Venice), 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 Venice.