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Altona, British Columbia

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Altona ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort Saint John. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the south of Altona. Fort Saint John has a population of 17,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Blueberry River 205. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the southwest of Altona and has a population of 190 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 driven.<2>

Community   2006
Doig River 206   [Map]   124   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Halfway River 168   [Map]   102   SW   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Buick   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Doig River   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kobes   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Montney   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Murdale   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
North Pine   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Peejay   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Prespatou   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rose Prairie   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Wonowon   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Altona ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altona. 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 British Columbia

    British Columbia Tourism
    Parks for British Columbia

    Fishing in British Columbia
    Hunting in British Columbia

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Altona ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Fort St. John Airport (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   CYXJ   S   46 miles [74 km]
Doig Airport   [Map]   CFX3   E   52 miles [83.7 km]
Dawson Creek Airport (IATA:YDQ)   [Map]   CYDQ   SSE   84 miles [135.2 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 Altona.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Altona. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Fort St. John Airport (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   CYXJ   S   46 miles [74 km]
Dawson Creek Airport (IATA:YDQ)   [Map]   CYDQ   SSE   84 miles [135.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Doig Airport   [Map]   CFX3   E   52 miles [83.7 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.

Fort St. John Airport   (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Saint John Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for British Columbia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Altona. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Altona 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 starts in Altona. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altona) 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 Altona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altona. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.9000, Longitude: -120.9000     [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 Altona), 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 Altona.