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Blue Jay, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Blue Jay 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 community such as Blue Jay to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Blue Jay 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 three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,730 miles [2,784.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,146 miles [9,891 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 6,912 miles [11,123.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,005 miles [8,054.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blue Jay ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Blue Jay.

While the name Blue Jay is unique within Alberta, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Blue Jay, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the South


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Blue Jay, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,676 miles [2,697.3 km] to the East Southeast


Forest County

Our profile page for Blue Jay, Forest County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,766 miles [2,842.1 km] to the East Southeast

West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Blue Jay, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,881 miles [3,027.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Jay ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest of Blue Jay   [Map]
Beaver Lake   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Calling River   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grassland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Owl River   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Properity   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Wandering River   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Jay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.8797, Longitude: -112.5225     [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 Blue Jay 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 333.026 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.97 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.247 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blue Jay.