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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bowness ...

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.

  • Coral Springs
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Forest Lawn
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lawn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lawn
  • Haysboro
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysboro
  • Heritage Woods
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Highwood
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
  • Signal Hill
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Sunnyside
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Two Guns
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
  • Valley Ridge
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
  • Vista Heights
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Bowness and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Bowness to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,789 miles [2,879.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,412 miles [10,319.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,179 miles [11,553.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,252 miles [8,452.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bowness. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Bowness) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowness. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0833, Longitude: -114.1667    
<3>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.
<4>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 Bowness to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.326 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.126 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.014 degrees.









 

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