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Shuswap, British Columbia

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Shuswap ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Canmore (AB). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northeast of Shuswap. Canmore (AB) has a population of 12,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Banff (AB). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northeast of Shuswap and has a population of 7,600 people.

For comparison, Shuswap has a population of 170 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 Shuswap and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2006
Harvie Heights (AB)   [Map]   ---   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Canal Flats   [Map]   700   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Invermere   [Map]   3,002   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Radium Hot Springs   [Map]   735   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Athalmer   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
Brighouse   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brisco   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Brownsville   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Dry Gulch   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Edgewater   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fairmont Hot Springs   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Galena   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Kootenay Crossing   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Panorama   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Parson   [Map]     NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Rushmere   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Spillimacheen   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wilmer   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Windermere   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shuswap ...

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.

Canal Flats   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the South of Shuswap   [Map]
Dry Gulch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Edgewater   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Panorama   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Radium   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Radium Hot Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Whiteswan   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Woods Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Invermere Airport   [Map]   CAA8   S   Less than 2 miles
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport(YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]   CYCZ   SSE   15 miles [24.1 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 Shuswap.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shuswap. 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
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   ENE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WSW   154 miles [247.8 km]
Spokane Intl. (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]   GEG   SSW   213 miles [342.8 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNE   217 miles [349.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   S   64 miles [103 km]
West Kootenay Rgnl. (YCG/CYCG)   [Map]   CYCG   SW   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Invermere Airport   [Map]   CAA8   S   Less than 2 miles
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport(YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]   CYCZ   SSE   15 miles [24.1 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
        Website for Spokane International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
        Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
West Kootenay Rgnl.   (YCG/CYCG)   [Map]
        Website for West Kootenay Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fairmont Hot Springs Airport   (YCZ/CYCZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Banff Airport   (YBA/CYBA)   [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 Shuswap. 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 Shuswap 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 Shuswap. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shuswap) 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 Shuswap. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shuswap

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shuswap. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.5385, Longitude: -116.0044     [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 Shuswap), 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 Shuswap.