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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Avenir to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,722 miles [2,771.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,132 miles [9,868.5 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 6,898 miles [11,101.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,991 miles [8,032.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Avenir ...

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.

Beaver Lake   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast of Avenir   [Map]

Blue Jay   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Calling River   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Grassland   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Imperial Mills   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Owl River   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Spruce Valley   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Tweedie   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Wandering River   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Avenir) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avenir. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.0378, Longitude: -112.2797     [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 Avenir 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 332.828 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.761 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.05 degrees.

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