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Swan Lake, Manitoba

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Swan Lake.

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Around Swan Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Portage la Prairie. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Swan Lake. Portage la Prairie has a population of 13,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Winkler. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the east of Swan Lake and has a population of 12,000 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 Swan Lake and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Carberry   [Map]   1,502   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carman   [Map]   2,781   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Glenboro   [Map]   633   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Killarney   [Map]   2,273   W   41 miles [66 km]
MacGregor   [Map]   921   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Manitou   [Map]   718   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Morden   [Map]   6,571   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Notre Dame de Lourdes   [Map]   589   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pilot Mound   [Map]   630   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Plum Coulee   [Map]   770   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Saint Claude   [Map]   588   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Somerset   [Map]   432   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Treherne   [Map]   646   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wawanesa   [Map]   535   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Langdon (ND)   [Map]   ---   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Altamont   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Binney   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bruxelles   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cardinal   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dry River   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Greenway   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Holland   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Indian Springs   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kingsley   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
La Riviere   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mariapolis   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Meadows   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Alphonse   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saint Leon   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saint Lupicin   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Swan Lake ...

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.

Dry River   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of Swan Lake   [Map]
Greenway   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Holland   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Landseer (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Littleton (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mariapolis   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadows   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pilot Mound   -   14 miles [22.5 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 Swan Lake.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Swan Lake. 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 Manitoba

    Manitoba Tourism
    Parks for Manitoba

    Fishing in Manitoba
    Hunting in Manitoba

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Swan Lake ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Somerset Airport   [Map]   CKC8   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Manitou Airport   [Map]   CKG5   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Crystal City Muni.   [Map]   CKZ6   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Treherne Airport   [Map]   CKU2   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Treherne Airport   [Map]   CTN6   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Glenboro Airport   [Map]   CJJ2   WNW   26 miles [41.8 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 Swan Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Swan Lake. 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
Winnipeg Intl. (YWG/CYWG)   [Map]   CYWG   ENE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Regina Intl. (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]   CYQR   WNW   270 miles [434.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Brandon Muni.(YBR/CYBR)   [Map]   CYBR   NW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Devils Lake Rgnl. (DVL/KDVL)   [Map]   DVL   S   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Somerset Airport   [Map]   CKC8   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Manitou Airport   [Map]   CKG5   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Crystal City Muni.   [Map]   CKZ6   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Treherne Airport   [Map]   CKU2   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Treherne Airport   [Map]   CTN6   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Glenboro Airport   [Map]   CJJ2   WNW   26 miles [41.8 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.

Winnipeg Intl.   (YWG/CYWG)   [Map]
        Website for Winnipeg - James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Regina Intl.   (YQR/CYQR)   [Map]
        Website for Regina International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Portage La Prairie Airport   (YPG/CYPG)   [Map]
        Website for Portage La Prairie / Southport Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Brandon Muni.   (YBR/CYBR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Devils Lake Rgnl.   (DVL/KDVL)   [Map]
        Website for Devils Lake Regional 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 Swan Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Manitoba: www.gov.mb.ca/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swan Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4000, Longitude: -98.8000     [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 Swan Lake), 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 Swan Lake.