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Big Meadow, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Big Meadow to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Big Meadow to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Big Meadow to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 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 1,652 miles [2,658.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,141 miles [9,883 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 6,909 miles [11,119 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,982 miles [8,017.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Big Meadow ...

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

Communities Outside of Alberta


Calaveras County

Our profile page for Big Meadow, Calaveras County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,189 miles [1,913.5 km] to the South Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Meadow ...

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 Crossing   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East of Big Meadow   [Map]
Beaver River   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Beaverdam   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gurneyville   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Happy Hollow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hoselaw   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Iron River   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Medley   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Pelican Narrows   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Big Meadow. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Meadow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Meadow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.3956, Longitude: -110.6539     [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 Big Meadow 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 331.523 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.235 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.085 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Big Meadow.