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Viking, Alberta

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The location of Viking

Introduction ...

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

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Around Viking ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Camrose. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the west of Viking. Camrose has a population of 17,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wainwright. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southeast of Viking and has a population of 5,900 people.

For comparison, Viking 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 starting from Viking and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2006
Bawlf   [Map]   367   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Daysland   [Map]   818   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Forestburg   [Map]   895   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hardisty   [Map]   760   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Holden   [Map]   398   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Irma   [Map]   444   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Killam   [Map]   1,019   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mannville   [Map]   782   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mundare   [Map]   712   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Ryley   [Map]   458   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sedgewick   [Map]   891   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tofield   [Map]   1,876   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Two Hills   [Map]   1,047   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vegreville   [Map]   5,519   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Vermilion   [Map]   4,036   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Ankerton   [Map]   ---   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bruce   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Haight   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Heisler   [Map]   153   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Inland   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Innisfree   [Map]   233   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Jarrow   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Kingman   [Map]   ---   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Kinsella   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Lavoy   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lougheed   [Map]   217   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Minburn   [Map]   65   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Poe   [Map]   ---   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ranfurly   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Strome   [Map]   252   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Viking ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Viking ...

Looking for more information about Viking? 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 Viking, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Viking.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Viking Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Viking

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Viking ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Viking Airport (FAA ID: CEE8)   [Map]   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Killam - Sedgewick Airport (FAA ID: CEK6)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vegreville Airport (FAA ID: CEV3)   [Map]   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hardisty Airport (FAA ID: CEA5)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bawlf - Blackwells Airport (FAA ID: CFR2)   [Map]   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Forestburg Airport (FAA ID: CEF6)   [Map]   SSW   37 miles [59.5 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 Viking.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Viking. 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]   WNW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   SW   165 miles [265.5 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.  (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   ESE   222 miles [357.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Viking Airport (FAA ID: CEE8)   [Map]   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lloydminster Airport  (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   ENE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Red Deer Rgnl.  (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   SW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Cold Lake Rgnl.  (FAA ID: CEN5)   [Map]   NNE   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Killam - Sedgewick Airport (FAA ID: CEK6)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vegreville Airport (FAA ID: CEV3)   [Map]   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hardisty Airport (FAA ID: CEA5)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bawlf - Blackwells Airport (FAA ID: CFR2)   [Map]   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Forestburg Airport (FAA ID: CEF6)   [Map]   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Two Hills Airport (FAA ID: CEL6)   [Map]   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Tofield Airport (FAA ID: CEV7)   [Map]   WNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Camrose Airport (FAA ID: CEQ3)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wainwright Airport   (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Vermilion Airport   (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
  Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lloydminster Airport   (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]
  Website for Lloydminster Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
  Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Viking. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.0833, Longitude: -111.7833     [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 Viking), 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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