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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Bittern Lake to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Bittern Lake to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,272 miles [10,093.8 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 7,038 miles [11,326.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bittern Lake ...

While the name Bittern Lake is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in Canada.


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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Bittern Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bittern 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 Bittern Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bittern Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bittern Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.0065, Longitude: -113.0586     [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 Bittern 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 333.46 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.299 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.963 degrees.

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



 
 
 

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