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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Alder Flats to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,820 miles [2,929 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 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 6,311 miles [10,156.6 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 7,076 miles [11,387.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,172 miles [8,323.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alder Flats ...

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.

Cynthia   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest of Alder Flats   [Map]

Fern Creek   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Fisher Home   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Leedale   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lodgepole   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rocky Rapids   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]

Round Valley   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Tomahawk   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Violet Grove   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alder Flats. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.9325, Longitude: -114.9607     [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 Alder Flats 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 334.998 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.036 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.246 degrees.

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