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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bassano ...

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.

  • Bow City
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bow City
  • Chancellor
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chancellor came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chancellor
  • Cluny
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cluny came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cluny
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cluny <2>
  • Crowfoot
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowfoot came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowfoot
  • Duchess
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duchess came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duchess
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duchess <2>
  • Gem
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gem came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gem
  • Majorville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majorville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majorville
  • Queenstown
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queenstown came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queenstown
  • Rosemary
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemary

How Far From Bassano to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Bassano to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<3> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Bassano to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>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 8 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,397 miles [10,295 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 7,165 miles [11,530.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,222 miles [8,404 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

The official website for Bassano: www.bassano.ca/

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- Bassano) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bassano. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.7889, Longitude: -112.4654    
<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 Bassano 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 332.953 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.535 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.951 degrees.









 

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