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Note #1: While our information shows that the community of Gateway is historic,<1> we want to be sure that it has a presence on our Gazetteer. As we gather information about Gateway, we'll be sure to add our findings.

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 18,300 people.<2>

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 and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>

Community   2013
Fernie (BC)   [Map]     ---   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Moyie Springs (ID)   [Map]     696   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Eureka   [Map]     1,101   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Libby   [Map]     2,691   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Rexford   [Map]     149   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Troy   [Map]     957   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]
Moyie (BC)   [Map]       NW   35 miles [56.3 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]
West Fernie (BC)   [Map]       N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fortine   [Map]       SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Yaak   [Map]       SW   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

Nearby Communities Having TripAdvisor Information ...

While we are unaware of specific information for Gateway, the following nearby communities do have TripAdvisor Tourism pages:

Communities Explored by TripAdvisor

Cranbrook  -  44 miles [70.8 km] to the northwest [Map]  

Elko  -  20 miles [32.2 km] to the north [Map]  

Fernie  -  35 miles [56.3 km] to the north [Map]  

Moyie  -  35 miles [56.3 km] to the northwest [Map]  

Wardner  -  30 miles [48.3 km] to the north northwest [Map]  

Wycliffe  -  35 miles [56.3 km] to the north [Map]  

Eureka  -  10 miles [16.1 km] to the south southeast [Map]  

Fortine  -  20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast [Map]  

Rexford  -  6 miles [9.7 km] to the south [Map]  

Trego  -  24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast [Map]  

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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Gateway no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gateway. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

Airports Near Gateway ...

It's important to note that some of the following airports are in a timezone that is different than Gateway - which is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT). When making plans (such as a reservation), keep in mind that you might need to contend with timezone differences.

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<5>  Location  NFDC<6>
Elko Airport   [Map]     Elko (BC)  CBE2   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]     Cranbrook (BC)  CYXC   NNW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport(ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]     Sparwood (BC)  CYSW   NNE   59 miles [95 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.<7> 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)  Location  NFDC
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]     Calgary (AB)  CYYC   NNE   154 miles [247.8 km]
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]     Kelowna (BC) * CYLW   WNW   199 miles [320.3 km]

Located within the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT)

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  Location  NFDC
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]     Cranbrook (BC)  CYXC   NNW   50 miles [80.5 km]
West Kootenay Rgnl. (YCG/CYCG)   [Map]     Castlegar (BC) * CYCG   WNW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]     Lethbridge (AB)  CYQL   ENE   115 miles [185.1 km]

Located within the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT)

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)     Location  NFDC
Elko Airport   [Map]     Elko (BC)  CBE2   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport(ICAO: CYSW)   [Map]     Sparwood (BC)  CYSW   NNE   59 miles [95 km]

Detailed 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)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl. (YLW/CYLW)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Canadian Rockies Intl. (YXC/CYXC)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
West Kootenay Rgnl. (YCG/CYCG)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sparwood / Elk Valley Airport(ICAO: CYSW)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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While Gateway is historic, the Panormaio collection might have pictures from the area where Gateway was located:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gateway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gateway. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gateway) to Point B.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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<5>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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<6>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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<7>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.


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