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Wandering River, Alberta

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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 starting from Wandering River and not the distance if you are driving it.<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]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
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 ...

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.

Blue Jay   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South of Wandering River   [Map]
Calling Lake   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Calling River   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grassland   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Imperial Mills   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Owl River   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Properity   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Tourism Map for Wandering River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alberta Statewide Tourism
    Wandering River Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map 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>  NFDC<4>
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Christina Basin Airport   [Map]   CFF2   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   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 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 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)  NFDC
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SSW   138 miles [222.1 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSW   289 miles [465.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lac La Biche Airport(YLB/CYLB)   [Map]   CYLB   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Christina Basin Airport   [Map]   CFF2   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort McMurray Airport   (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]
        Website for Fort McMurray 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

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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.

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 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 that stretches from Wandering River. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wandering River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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 that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wandering River.