Alberta’s Littlest Airport

Alberta’s Littlest Airport

Location: About 25 km from Camrose. Drive 22 km east on Hwy 13, turn south on Kelsey Road, and travel approximately 4 km to the field entrance on the road’s west side.


Located near the village of Bawlf, Alberta’s Littlest Airport features five runways where model aircraft operators gather to fly planes and race cars. The airport includes a firepit, play area, frequency building, model race car and aircraft hangar, hobby shop, and washroom facilities, including a wheelchair-accessible washroom. Four major events are hosted during the year, but any weekend offers the probability of seeing aviators and drivers in action.

The wreck is mostly intact, but appears to be inverted and rather collapsed, covering an area 69 m long and 12 m across, with the highest structure about 8 m off the seabed; on both sides of the main wreckage are debris fields. There are also another three wrecks in fairly close proximity, so this should make an excellent boat-angling venue. Wood, Skinner and Co. Ltd at Bill Quay near Newcastle built and completed as Yard No. 78 in November 1898; she was launched on 27 October 1898 for T. and W. Smith at Newcastle. The single screw was powered by a 99-rhp, three-cylinder triple expansion steam engine that used one single-ended boiler. North East Marine Engineering Co. Ltd at Newcastle manufactured the machinery.

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