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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Baptiste.

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Around West Baptiste ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Westlock. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the south of West Baptiste. Westlock has a population of 4,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Athabasca. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the east of West Baptiste and has a population of 3,000 people.

For comparison, West Baptiste has a population of 100 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Bondiss   [Map]   131   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Boyle   [Map]   844   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Centre Calling Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Clyde   [Map]   470   S   41 miles [66 km]
Colinton   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Island Lake   [Map]   351   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kikino Metis Settlement   [Map]   ---   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mewatha Beach   [Map]   167   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pickardville   [Map]   ---   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Plamondon   [Map]   ---   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Smith   [Map]   ---   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Thorhild   [Map]   505   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Vimy   [Map]   ---   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Whispering Hills   [Map]   125   NE   Less than 2 miles

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Amber Valley   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Chisholm   [Map]   ---   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fawcett   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Flatbush   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Hondo   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Island Lake South   [Map]   105   N   5 miles [8 km]
Jarvie   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kilsyth   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Larkspur   [Map]   56   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Meanook   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Perryvale   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
South Baptiste   [Map]   69   SE   Less than 2 miles
Sunset Beach   [Map]   88   SE   Less than 2 miles
White Gull   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Baptiste ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East of West Baptiste   [Map]
Fawcett   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flatbush   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]
Island Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Larkspur   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunset Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Whispering Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
White Gull   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around West Baptiste. 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


Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near West Baptiste ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NNE   41 miles [66 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   SW   57 miles [91.7 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 West Baptiste.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Baptiste. 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
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   S   99 miles [159.3 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   S   251 miles [403.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Athabasca Airport(ICAO: CYWM)   [Map]   CYWM   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Boyle Airport   [Map]   CFM7   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Calling Lake Airport   [Map]   CFK4   NNE   41 miles [66 km]
Westlock Airport   [Map]   CES4   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   SW   57 miles [91.7 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
 
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 West Baptiste. 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 West Baptiste 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 begins in West Baptiste. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Baptiste) 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 West Baptiste. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Baptiste

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Baptiste. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7500, Longitude: -113.5667     [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 West Baptiste), 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 West Baptiste.