Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Saint John Harbor. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint John Harbor) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint John Harbor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.4397, Longitude: -132.9636 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Saint John Harbor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).