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Beacon Corner, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Beacon Corner 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 6 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 1,670 miles [2,687.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 95 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,164 miles [9,920 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 6,931 miles [11,154.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,007 miles [8,058 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Beacon Corner ...

While the name Beacon Corner is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


York County

Our profile page for Beacon Corner, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,960 miles [3,154.3 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Beacon Corner ...

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.

Elk Point   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast of Beacon Corner   [Map]

Flat Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Gurneyville   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Horseshoe Bay   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hoselaw   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Iron River   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Owlseye   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pelican Narrows   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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- Beacon Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beacon Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1814, Longitude: -111.1514     [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 Beacon Corner 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 331.924 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.668 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.464 degrees.

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