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Ferndale, British Columbia

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The location of Ferndale

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Ferndale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Prince George. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the west of Ferndale. Prince George has a population of 71,000 people.<1>

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Ferndale and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   DirectionDistance
Aleza Lake   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Beaverley   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bonnet Hill   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Buckhorn   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Chief Lake   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Newlands   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nukko Lake   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Red Rock   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Reid Lake   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Salmon Valley   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shelley   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Stoner   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Summit Lake   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Upper Fraser   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Willow River   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ferndale ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Bonnet Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest of Ferndale   [Map]
Bridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Foreman   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Island Cache   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prince George   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Salmon Valley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shady Valley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Willow River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Wolverine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Prince George Airport (YXS/CYXS)   [Map]   CYXS   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Beaverley Airport   [Map]   CBA8   WSW   19 miles [30.6 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 Ferndale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ferndale. 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
Prince George Airport (YXS/CYXS)   [Map]   CYXS   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Quesnel Airport (YQZ/CYQZ)   [Map]   CYQZ   S   66 miles [106.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Beaverley Airport   [Map]   CBA8   WSW   19 miles [30.6 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.

Prince George Airport   (YXS/CYXS)   [Map]
        Website for Prince George 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Ferndale 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 starting in Ferndale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ferndale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ferndale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9833, Longitude: -122.4833     [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 Ferndale), 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 Ferndale.