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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Garden River.

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How Far From Garden River 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 community such as Garden River to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 356 miles [572.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Garden River to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 21 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 14 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,932 miles [9,546.6 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 6,695 miles [10,774.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,834 miles [7,779.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Garden River ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Distance: About 1,483 miles [2,386.7 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 that begins in Garden River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Garden River) 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 Garden River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Garden River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garden River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.7135, Longitude: -113.8786     [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 Garden River 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 334.056 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.452 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 320.357 degrees.

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