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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bragg Creek ...

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.

  • Black Diamond
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
  • Ghost Lake
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Haysboro
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysboro
  • Heritage Woods
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Highwood
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
  • Jumping Pound
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Signal Hill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Sunnyside
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
  • Two Guns
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
  • Valley Ridge
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 184 miles [296.1 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Bragg Creek to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,427 miles [10,343.3 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 7,194 miles [11,577.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,270 miles [8,481.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Footnotes ...

<1>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Bragg Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bragg Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.9510, Longitude: -114.5706    
<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 Bragg Creek 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 334.649 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.484 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.299 degrees.


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