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Introduction ...

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

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Around Waterways ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort McMurray. It lies immediately northwest of Waterways. Fort McMurray has a population of 61,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Anzac. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the southeast of Waterways and has a population of 590 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 Waterways and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Fort MacKay   [Map]   521   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gregoire Lake Estates   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waterways ...

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.

In the vicinity of Waterways, Mildred Lake is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest.   [Map]

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


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Waterways ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort McMurray Airport (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   CYMM   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Gordon Lake Airport   [Map]   CFW2   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Muskeg Tower Airport   [Map]   CFW4   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grande Airport   [Map]   CFA5   SW   43 miles [69.2 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 Waterways.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Waterways. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort McMurray Airport (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   CYMM   SE   5 miles [8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gordon Lake Airport   [Map]   CFW2   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Muskeg Tower Airport   [Map]   CFW4   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grande Airport   [Map]   CFA5   SW   43 miles [69.2 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
 
Fort McMurray Airport   (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]
        Website for Fort McMurray Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waterways. 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 Waterways 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 beginning in Waterways. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waterways) 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 Waterways. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waterways

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterways. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.6998, Longitude: -111.3389     [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 Waterways), 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 Waterways.