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Viking, Alberta

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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 drove.<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 neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Ankerton   [Map]   ---   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bruce   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 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]
Rosalind   [Map]   190   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Strome   [Map]   252   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Viking ...

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.

Bruce   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest of Viking   [Map]
Daysland   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Forestburg   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Inland   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kingman   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Mannville   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Poe   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Round Hill   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the West   [Map]

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 Tourism Map for Viking.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Viking Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map 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>  NFDC<4>
Viking Airport   [Map]   CEE8   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Killam - Sedgewick Airport   [Map]   CEK6   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vegreville Airport   [Map]   CEV3   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hardisty Airport   [Map]   CEA5   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bawlf - Blackwells Airport   [Map]   CFR2   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Forestburg Airport   [Map]   CEF6   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 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 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)  NFDC
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   WNW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SW   165 miles [265.5 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl. (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   CYXE   ESE   222 miles [357.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

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

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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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Viking. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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 that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Viking.