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Curious and Interesting Names Near Breynat ...

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.

  • Blue Jay
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Jay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Jay
  • Calling Lake
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
  • Calling River
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calling River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calling River
  • Grassland
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassland
  • Owl River
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owl River
  • Properity
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Properity came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Properity
  • Spruce Valley
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Valley
  • Wandering River
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wandering River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wandering River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wandering River <2>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<3> beginning in Breynat and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<3> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Breynat to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>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) is 1,731 miles [2,785.8 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,130 miles [9,865.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,896 miles [11,098 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,991 miles [8,032.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Breynat) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Breynat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.1411, Longitude: -112.4936    
<4>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.
<5>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 Breynat to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.00 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.964 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.174 degrees.









 

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