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Curious and Interesting Names Near Alpen ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Amber Valley
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amber Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amber Valley
  • Grassland
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassland
  • Hollow Lake
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollow Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollow Lake
  • Opal
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opal came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
  • Properity
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Properity came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Properity
  • Smoky Lake
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Spruce Valley
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Valley
  • Sprucefield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sprucefield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprucefield
  • Weasel Creek
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weasel Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weasel Creek

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<3> beginning in Alpen and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 65 miles [104.6 km]<3> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Alpen to Edmonton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,181 miles [9,947.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,948 miles [11,181.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,039 miles [8,109.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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- Alpen) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4261, Longitude: -112.9236    
<4>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.
<5>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 Alpen to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.353 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.299 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.608 degrees.









 

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