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Gateway, Montana

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Gateway ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Cranbrook (BC). It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northwest of where Gateway would have been located. Cranbrook (BC) has a population of 19,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Crowsnest Pass (AB). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northeast of Gateway and has a population of 5,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Gateway and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Fernie (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Moyie Springs (ID)   [Map]   742   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Eureka   [Map]   1,086   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Libby   [Map]   2,678   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Rexford   [Map]   151   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Troy   [Map]   890   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Baynes Lake (BC)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bull River (BC)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Elko (BC)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Galloway (BC)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grasmere (BC)   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jaffray (BC)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kragmont (BC)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Morrissey (BC)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Newgate (BC)   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
Roosville (BC)   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
Wardner (BC)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fortine   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Stryker   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Trego   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Yaak   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]

For more communities neighboring Gateway, please visit our County-by-County Page for Gateway.

Lincoln County ...

Gateway would have been located within present day Lincoln County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Bonner (ID), Boundary (ID), Flathead & Sanders. The Canadian Province of British Columbia lies to the north.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gateway ...

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.

Ant Flat   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast of Gateway   [Map]
Dodge Summit   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eureka   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fish Lake (Historic)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flagstone (BC)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Stonehill (Historic)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Tobacco (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Waldo (BC) (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Gateway. 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 State of Montana

    Montana Tourism
    Parks for Montana

    Fishing in Montana
    Hunting in Montana

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Montana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Montana

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Montana

Airports Near Gateway ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Eureka Airport   [Map]   88M   ESE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   N   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 Gateway.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gateway. 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   NNE   154 miles [247.8 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   CYLW   WNW   199 miles [320.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   CYXC   NNW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Glacier Park Intl. (FCA/KGPI)   [Map]   GPI   SE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Kalispell City Airport   [Map]   S27   SE   69 miles [111 km]
West Kootenay Rgnl. (YCG/CYCG)   [Map]   CYCG   WNW   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Eureka Airport   [Map]   88M   ESE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Elko Airport   [Map]   CBE2   N   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.

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
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport   (ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]
        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
Glacier Park Intl.   (FCA/KGPI)   [Map]
        Website for Glacier Park 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
Coeur d'Alene Airport   (COE/KCOE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Lincoln County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln County: www.lincolncountymt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gateway.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Gateway. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gateway) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gateway. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9991, Longitude: -115.1732     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gateway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Gateway), 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 Gateway.