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Trout Lake, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Trout Lake to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 207 miles [333.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Trout Lake to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km] to the East (E). 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 6,081 miles [9,786.4 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 6,845 miles [11,016 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,969 miles [7,996.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Trout Lake ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Trout Lake.

While the name Trout Lake is unique within Alberta, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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British Columbia

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Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the South Southwest

Colorado

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Trout Lake, San Miguel County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in San Miguel County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Michigan

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Trout Lake, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the East Southeast

Northwest Territories

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Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 2,371 miles [3,815.8 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Trout Lake
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Washington

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Trout Lake, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trout Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.4980, Longitude: -114.5546     [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 Trout 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 334.66 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.94 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.313 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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



 
 
 

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