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Buffalo Creek, British Columbia

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Buffalo Creek.

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Around Buffalo Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Williams Lake. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northwest of Buffalo Creek. Williams Lake has a population of 10,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is One Hundred (100) Mile House. It lies just southwest of Buffalo Creek and has a population of 1,900 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 Buffalo Creek and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Clinton   [Map]   578   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Black Creek   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bridge Lake   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Canim Lake   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chasm   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Deka Lake   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eagle Creek   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Forest Grove   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
Green Lake   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lac La Hache   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lone Butte   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mahood Falls   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
One Hundred Eight (108) Mile Ranch   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Seventy (70) Mile House   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Vidette   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wright   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buffalo Creek ...

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.

Eagle Creek   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast of Buffalo Creek   [Map]
Flying U   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Forest Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Graham   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Lake   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Lone Butte   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Potter   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Roe Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buffalo Creek. 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 Buffalo Creek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
108 Mile Ranch Airport (IATA:ZMH)   [Map]   CZML   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
100 Mile House Airport   [Map]   CAV3   SW   8 miles [12.9 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 Buffalo Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Buffalo Creek. 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
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   SSE   144 miles [231.7 km]
Vancouver Intl. (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]   CYVR   SSW   196 miles [315.4 km]
Victoria Intl. (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]   CYYJ   SSW   235 miles [378.2 km]
King County Intl. (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   BFI   S   294 miles [473.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Williams Lake Rgnl.(YWL/CYWL)   [Map]   CYWL   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Kamloops Airport (YKA/CYKA)   [Map]   CYKA   SSE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Quesnel Airport (YQZ/CYQZ)   [Map]   CYQZ   NNW   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
108 Mile Ranch Airport (IATA:ZMH)   [Map]   CZML   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
100 Mile House Airport   [Map]   CAV3   SW   8 miles [12.9 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.

Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
        Website for Vancouver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
        Website for Victoria International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
        Website for King County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
        Website for Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Williams Lake Rgnl.   (YWL/CYWL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kamloops Airport   (YKA/CYKA)   [Map]
        Website for Kamloops Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Quesnel Airport   (YQZ/CYQZ)   [Map]
        Website for Quesnel Airport
        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 Buffalo Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of British Columbia: www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.7292, Longitude: -121.1539     [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 Buffalo Creek), 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 Buffalo Creek.