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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 179 miles [288.1 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Acadia 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 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,785 miles [2,872.7 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,417 miles [10,327.2 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 7,184 miles [11,561.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,256 miles [8,458.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Acadia ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Acadia.

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


Communities Outside of Alberta

Louisiana

Lafourche Parish

Our profile page for Acadia, Lafourche Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km] to the Southeast

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Acadia, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Acadia ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Deer Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Acadia   [Map]
Forest Lawn   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Haysboro   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Highwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Janet   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Vista Heights   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Acadia. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Henry 'Hank' Bassen
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday December 6, 1932 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 29, 2009 at an age of 76. He was buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Acadia

Calgary [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Acadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hank' Bassen<7>
 
Joe Clark     (Charles Joseph Clark)
  20th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1979 - March 1980). He was born in High River (Alberta) on Monday June 5, 1939

High River [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Acadia
 
Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Saturday October 4, 1913 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday April 9, 1993 at an age of 79. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).

Calgary [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Acadia

Calgary [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Acadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham
 
Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
  Professional hockey. He was born in Russell (Manitoba) on Friday July 23, 1897 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday March 15, 1987 at an age of 89. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Acadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
 
James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at an age of 57. He was buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Acadia

Calgary [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Acadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor
 
Owen James Hart
  Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 7, 1965 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday May 23, 1999 at an age of 34. He was buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Acadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen James Hart
 
Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Monday February 9, 1981 at an age of 77. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Acadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson
 
Paul Ivan Thompson
  Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday September 13, 1991 at an age of 84. He was buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Calgary [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Acadia

Calgary [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Acadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Acadia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 starting from Acadia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acadia) 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 Acadia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Acadia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acadia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9674, Longitude: -114.0587     [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 Acadia 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 334.237 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.014 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.961 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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