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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sunnyside ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Vancouver (BC). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northwest of Sunnyside. Vancouver (BC) has a population of 578,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Surrey (BC). It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northwest of Sunnyside and has a population of 395,000 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbotsford (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Burnaby (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Chilliwack (BC)   [Map]   ---   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Coquitlam (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Delta (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Maple Ridge (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mission (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
New Westminster (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Port Coquitlam (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Port Moody (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Richmond (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bellingham   [Map]   89,045   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake Stevens   [Map]   32,785   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Marysville   [Map]   68,864   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   35,051   S   21 miles [33.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Acme   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Alger   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bow   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chuckanut Village   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clipper   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Deming   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Edison   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Everson   [Map]   2,699   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ferndale   [Map]   14,026   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Geneva   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kendall   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lummi Island   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lummi   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nooksack   [Map]   1,560   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sudden Valley   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles

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

Whatcom County ...

Sunnyside is located in Whatcom County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Whatcom County: Okanogan, San Juan & Skagit. The western boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound and the Canadian Province of British Columbia lies to the north.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunnyside ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sunnyside. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sunnyside. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

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 Washington

    Washington Tourism
    Parks for Washington

    Fishing in Washington
    Hunting in Washington


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Washington

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Washington

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

Airports Near Sunnyside ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bellingham Intl. (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]   BLI   WNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Skagit Rgnl. (ICAO: KBVS)   [Map]   BVS   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Abbotsford Intl. (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]   CYXX   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Anacortes Airport   [Map]   74S   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Blaine Muni.   [Map]   4W6   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Orcas Island Airport (ESD/KORS)   [Map]   ORS   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Concrete Muni.   [Map]   3W5   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Langley Rgnl. (YNJ/CYNJ)   [Map]   CYNJ   NNW   29 miles [46.7 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 Sunnyside.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sunnyside. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Vancouver Intl. (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]   CYVR   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Victoria Intl. (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]   CYYJ   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
King County Intl. (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   BFI   S   82 miles [132 km]
Seattle - Tacoma Intl. (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   SEA   S   88 miles [141.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bellingham Intl. (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]   BLI   WNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Abbotsford Intl. (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]   CYXX   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Orcas Island Airport (ESD/KORS)   [Map]   ORS   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Langley Rgnl. (YNJ/CYNJ)   [Map]   CYNJ   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Friday Hbr. Airport (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]   FHR   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pitt Meadows Rgnl. (YPK/CYPK)   [Map]   CYPK   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Skagit Rgnl. (ICAO: KBVS)   [Map]   BVS   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Anacortes Airport   [Map]   74S   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Blaine Muni.   [Map]   4W6   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Concrete Muni.   [Map]   3W5   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fort Langley Airport    [Map]   CBQ2   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lopez Island Airport(IATA:LPS)   [Map]   S31   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Chilliwack Airport(YCW/CYCW)   [Map]   CYCW   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Surrey / King George Airpark   [Map]   CSK8   NW   33 miles [53.1 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.

Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
        Website for Vancouver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
        Website for Victoria International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Friday Hbr. Airport   (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]
        Website for Friday Harbor Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pitt Meadows Rgnl.   (YPK/CYPK)   [Map]
        Website for Pitt Meadows Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
        Website for Snohomish County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Skagit Rgnl.   (ICAO: KBVS)   [Map]
        Website for Skagit Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
        Website for King County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chilliwack Airport   (YCW/CYCW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boundary Bay Airport   (YDT/CZBB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arlington Muni.   (ICAO: KAWO)   [Map]
        Website for Arlington Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
        Website for Seattle - Tacoma 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
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
        Website for Portland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bellingham Intl.   (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]
        Website for Bellingham International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Abbotsford Intl.   (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]
        Website for Abbotsford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Orcas Island Airport   (ESD/KORS)   [Map]
        Website for Orcas Island Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Langley Rgnl.   (YNJ/CYNJ)   [Map]
        Website for Langley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Washington

About Whatcom County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Whatcom County: www.co.whatcom.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunnyside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.7312, Longitude: -122.3154     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunnyside 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 Sunnyside), 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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