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Wainwright, Alberta

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The location of Wainwright

Introduction ...

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

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Around Wainwright ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lloydminster. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Wainwright. Lloydminster has a population of 18,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lloydminster (SK). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northeast of Wainwright and has a population of 9,800 people.

For comparison, Wainwright has a population of 5,900 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 Wainwright and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Blackfoot   [Map]   ---   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Chauvin   [Map]   308   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Edgerton   [Map]   373   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hardisty   [Map]   760   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Irma   [Map]   444   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Killam   [Map]   1,019   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Kitscoty   [Map]   709   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mannville   [Map]   782   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Provost   [Map]   2,072   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Sedgewick   [Map]   891   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vermilion   [Map]   4,036   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Viking   [Map]   1,085   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Marsden (SK)   [Map]   234   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Marshall (SK)   [Map]   608   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Neilburg (SK)   [Map]   394   E   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Amisk   [Map]   172   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bellshill   [Map]   ---   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Borradaile   [Map]   ---   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Czar   [Map]   175   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fabyan   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Greenshields   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Heath   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hughenden   [Map]   231   S   23 miles [37 km]
Jarrow   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Kinsella   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lougheed   [Map]   217   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
McLaughlin   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Metiskow   [Map]   ---   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Paradise Valley   [Map]   183   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ribstone   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wainwright ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wainwright ...

Looking for more information about Wainwright? 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 Wainwright, 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 Wainwright.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Wainwright

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Wainwright ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Wainwright Airport (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hardisty Airport (FAA ID: CEA5)   [Map]   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vermilion Airport (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Killam - Sedgewick Airport (FAA ID: CEK6)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Provost Airport (FAA ID: CEH6)   [Map]   SE   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Wainwright.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wainwright. 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   117 miles [188.3 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   SW   179 miles [288.1 km]
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.  (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]   ESE   180 miles [289.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lloydminster Airport  (YLL/CYLL)   [Map]   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Viking Airport (FAA ID: CEE8)   [Map]   WNW   45 miles [72.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Wainwright Airport (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hardisty Airport (FAA ID: CEA5)   [Map]   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vermilion Airport (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Killam - Sedgewick Airport (FAA ID: CEK6)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Provost Airport (FAA ID: CEH6)   [Map]   SE   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
Coronation Airport   (YCT/CYCT)   [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
Wainwright Airport   (YWV/CYWV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Vermilion Airport   (YVG/CYVG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wainwright:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wainwright. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.8387, Longitude: -110.8505     [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 Wainwright), 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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