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The location of Acadia Valley









Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 215 miles [346 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Acadia Valley 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 1,617 miles [2,602.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 92 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,328 miles [10,183.9 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 7,097 miles [11,421.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Acadia Valley ...

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.

Buffalo   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southwest of Acadia Valley   [Map]

Cereal   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Empress   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Estuary (SK) (Historic)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Excel   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Flaxcombe (SK)   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hoosier (SK)   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Leader (SK)   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Acadia Valley: www.mdacadia.ab.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acadia Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1592, Longitude: -110.2090     [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 Valley 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 331.159 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.525 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.426 degrees.

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