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Wildwood, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Wildwood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Whitecourt. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northwest of Wildwood. Whitecourt has a population of 9,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Edson. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the west of Wildwood and has a population of 8,500 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 from Wildwood and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Alberta Beach   [Map]   884   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Barrhead   [Map]   4,209   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Blue Ridge   [Map]   ---   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Breton   [Map]   550   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Drayton Valley   [Map]   6,893   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Evansburg   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mayerthorpe   [Map]   1,474   N   23 miles [37 km]
Meso West   [Map]   ---   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Onoway   [Map]   875   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Peavine   [Map]   ---   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sangudo   [Map]   364   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Spring Lake   [Map]   501   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Sunset Point   [Map]   242   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wabamun   [Map]   601   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Warburg   [Map]   621   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Betula Beach   [Map]   15   E   23 miles [37 km]
Carrot Creek   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cynthia   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Entwistle   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gainford   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lake Isle   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mackay   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Niton Junction   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Nojack   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rangeton   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rochfort Bridge   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Round Valley   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Seba Beach   [Map]   203   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Silver Sands   [Map]   173   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
South View   [Map]   115   E   23 miles [37 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wildwood ...

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.

Carrot Creek   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West of Wildwood   [Map]
Chip Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Cynthia   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Court   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Nojack   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Rocky Rapids   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Round Valley   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Sands   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Tomahawk   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wildwood ...

Looking for more information about Wildwood? 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 Wildwood, 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 Wildwood.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Wildwood

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Wildwood ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   NNW   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 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 Wildwood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wildwood. 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   ESE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSE   180 miles [289.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Drayton Valley Airport   [Map]   CER3   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   NNW   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whitecourt Airport   (YZU/CYZU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edson Airport   (YET/CYET)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton / Villeneuve Airport   (ZVL/CZVL)   [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 Wildwood. 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 Wildwood 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 starting in Wildwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wildwood) 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 Wildwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wildwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wildwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6167, Longitude: -115.2500     [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 Wildwood), 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 Wildwood.