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Fork Lake, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Fork 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 Fork Lake to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Fork 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 three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,691 miles [2,721.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,155 miles [9,905.5 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 6,922 miles [11,139.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,004 miles [8,053.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fork Lake ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fork Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4689, Longitude: -111.6178     [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 Fork 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 332.298 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.114 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.718 degrees.

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