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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Mission Beach.

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How Far From Mission Beach 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 Mission Beach to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Mission Beach 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 1,786 miles [2,874.3 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 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,286 miles [10,116.3 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 7,052 miles [11,349.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mission Beach ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Mission Beach.

While the name Mission Beach is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

California

San Diego County

Our profile page for Mission Beach, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,410 miles [2,269.2 km] to the South

Washington

Snohomish County

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Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the Southwest

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

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The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Mission Beach. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mission Beach) 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 Mission Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mission Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mission Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.0833, Longitude: -114.1167     [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 Mission Beach 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 334.315 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.274 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.656 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mission Beach.



 
 
 

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