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The location of Bonnyville









Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Bonnyville 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 1,654 miles [2,661.9 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 6,151 miles [9,899.1 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 6,918 miles [11,133.4 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 Bonnyville ...

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.

Beaverdam   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East of Bonnyville   [Map]

Big Meadow   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Flat Lake   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gurneyville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Happy Hollow   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hoselaw   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Iron River   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pelican Narrows   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bonnyville: www.town.bonnyville.ab.ca/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bonnyville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bonnyville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bonnyville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bonnyville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.2681, Longitude: -110.7461     [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 Bonnyville 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 331.598 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.308 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.174 degrees.

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