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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 227 miles [365.3 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Parkland Beach to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,770 miles [2,848.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,454 miles [10,386.7 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 7,221 miles [11,621.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,284 miles [8,503.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parkland Beach ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Parkland Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Parkland Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkland Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2500, Longitude: -113.6667     [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 Parkland 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 333.904 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.576 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.813 degrees.

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