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Wandering River, Alberta

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The location of Wandering River

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Wandering River.

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Around Wandering River ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Athabasca. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southwest of Wandering River. Athabasca has a population of 3,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lac la Biche. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southeast of Wandering River and has a population of 2,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Wandering River and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2006
Atmore   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Beaver Lake   [Map]   ---   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bondiss   [Map]   131   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Donatville   [Map]   ---   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grassland   [Map]   ---   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Amber Valley   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Breynat   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Caslan   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hylo   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Imperial Mills   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Venice   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wandering River ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wandering River ...

Looking for more information about Wandering River? 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 Wandering River, 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 Wandering River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Wandering River

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Wandering River ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Calling Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFK4)   [Map]   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lac La Biche Airport (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Christina Basin Airport (FAA ID: CFF2)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Athabasca Airport (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Boyle Airport (FAA ID: CFM7)   [Map]   SSW   45 miles [72.4 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 Wandering River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wandering River. 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]   SSW   138 miles [222.1 km]
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   SSW   289 miles [465.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Cold Lake Rgnl.  (FAA ID: CEN5)   [Map]   ESE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Fort McMurray Airport  (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   NNE   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Calling Lake Airport (FAA ID: CFK4)   [Map]   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lac La Biche Airport (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Christina Basin Airport (FAA ID: CFF2)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Athabasca Airport (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Boyle Airport (FAA ID: CFM7)   [Map]   SSW   45 miles [72.4 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
Fort McMurray Airport   (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]
  Website for Fort McMurray Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lac La Biche Airport   (YLB/CYLB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Athabasca Airport   (ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]
  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 Wandering River. 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 Wandering River 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wandering River) 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 Wandering River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wandering River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wandering River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.2014, Longitude: -112.4664     [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 Wandering River), 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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