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Brainard, Alberta

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The location of Brainard

Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Brainard to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 2,017 miles [3,246 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 79 days and walking would take 115 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,231 miles [10,027.8 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 6,990 miles [11,249.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brainard ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Brainard.

While the name Brainard is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Humboldt County

Our profile page for Brainard, Humboldt County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the South Southwest.


Fayette County

Our profile page for Brainard, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,514 miles [2,436.5 km] to the East Southeast.


Floyd County

Our profile page for Brainard, Floyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Butler County

Our profile page for Brainard, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,420 miles [2,285.3 km] to the Southeast.

New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Brainard, Rensselaer County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,227 miles [3,584 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brainard ...

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.

Beaverlodge   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast of Brainard   [Map]

Bonanza   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Goodfare   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Gordondale   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Kelly Lake (BC)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Sexsmith   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Spirit River   -   44 miles [70.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Tomslake (BC)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brainard) 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 Brainard. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brainard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brainard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.3830, Longitude: -119.7435     [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 Brainard 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 338.927 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.652 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.114 degrees.

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