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Beaver Lake, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Beaver Lake.

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How Far From Beaver Lake to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Beaver Lake to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Beaver Lake to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Beaver Lake to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,143 miles [9,886.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,909 miles [11,119 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,996 miles [8,040.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Beaver Lake ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Beaver Lake.

While the name Beaver Lake is unique within Alberta, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

British Columbia

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Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Southwest

Michigan

Ogemaw County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Ogemaw County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Beaver Lake, Rockingham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rockingham County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Beaver Lake, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,936 miles [3,115.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

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Distance: About 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Lycoming County

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Distance: About 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Beaver Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Beaver Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beaver Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beaver Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beaver Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7597, Longitude: -111.9125     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Beaver Lake to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 332.534 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.405 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.858 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Beaver Lake.



 
 
 

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