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The location of McMurdo









Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around McMurdo ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Golden. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the northwest of McMurdo. Golden has a population of 3,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Radium Hot Springs. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southeast of McMurdo and has a population of 740 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   DirDistance
Lake Louise (AB)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Blaeberry   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Brighouse   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Brisco   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Donald   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Edelweiss   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Field   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Galena   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Harrogate   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leanchoil   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Moberly   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nicholson   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Parson   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Spillimacheen   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stephen   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near McMurdo ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around McMurdo. 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, attractions 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 McMurdo ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Golden Airport (YGE/CYGE)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Banff Airport (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   E   53 miles [85.3 km]
Invermere Airport (FAA ID: CAA8)   [Map]   SE   55 miles [88.5 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to McMurdo.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Calgary Intl.  (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   E   119 miles [191.5 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   SW   141 miles [226.9 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport  (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   NE   200 miles [321.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Golden Airport (YGE/CYGE)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Banff Airport (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]   E   53 miles [85.3 km]
Invermere Airport (FAA ID: CAA8)   [Map]   SE   55 miles [88.5 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.

Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
  Website for Calgary International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
  Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
  Website for Spokane International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
  Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Golden Airport   (YGE/CYGE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Banff Airport   (YBA/CYBA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for British Columbia

About British Columbia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McMurdo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1500, Longitude: -116.7667     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to McMurdo), 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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