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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Westward Ho.

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How Far From Westward Ho 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 Westward Ho to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Westward Ho to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,802 miles [2,900 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,374 miles [10,258 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 7,141 miles [11,492.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westward Ho ...

While the name Westward Ho is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

Georgia

Paulding County

Our profile page for Westward Ho, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,919 miles [3,088.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westward Ho. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.7833, Longitude: -114.5167     [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 Westward Ho 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 334.622 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.519 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.136 degrees.

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