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Communities Also Named Britannia ...

We have found two communities that share the name Britannia.

Within Alberta, the name Britannia is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Britannia lies 2,633 miles [4,237.4 km]<1> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Britannia
    • Ontario
      • This Britannia lies 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Britannia

Curious and Interesting Names Near Britannia ...

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.

  • Deer Run
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
    • Deer Run lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Britannia
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  • Forest Lawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lawn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lawn
    • Forest Lawn lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Britannia
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  • Haysboro
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysboro
    • Haysboro lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Britannia
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  • Heritage Woods
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Woods
    • Heritage Woods lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Britannia
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    • Highwood
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
      • Highwood lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Britannia
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    • Signal Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Hill
      • Signal Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Britannia
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    • Sunnyside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Britannia
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    • Two Guns
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
      • Two Guns lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Britannia
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    • Vista Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista Heights
      • Vista Heights lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Britannia
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Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Britannia. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Henry 'Hank' Bassen     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday December 6, 1932 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 29, 2009 at the age of 76. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hank' Bassen<3>
    • Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Saturday October 4, 1913 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday April 9, 1993 at the age of 79. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Roy 'Les' Cunningham<3>
    • Norman Alexander Mervyn 'Red' Dutton     (Professional hockey)
    • James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Sunday April 10, 1904 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday January 16, 1962 at the age of 57. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Norman 'Dutch' Gainor<3>
    • Glen Gorbous     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Drumheller (Alberta) on Tueday July 8, 1930 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday June 12, 1990 at the age of 59.
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Gorbous<3>
    • Owen James Hart     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday May 7, 1965 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday May 23, 1999 at the age of 34. He is buried at Queen's Park Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen James Hart<3>
    • Stewart E. 'Stu' Hart     (Professional wrestler)
    • Herbert A. 'The Duke of Duluth' Lewis     (Professional hockey)
    • Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Wednesday November 13, 1968 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Thursday December 18, 2003 at the age of 35.
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Anthony 'Mike' Lozanski<3>
    • Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. She was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday February 21, 1961 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday July 27, 2001 at the age of 40.
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rhonda A. 'Bertha Faye' Singh<3>
    • Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Sandon (British Columbia) on Sunday May 31, 1903 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Monday February 9, 1981 at the age of 77. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Ralph 'Tiny' Thompson<3>
    • Paul Ivan Thompson     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday November 2, 1906 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Friday September 13, 1991 at the age of 84. He is buried at Burnsland Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Calgary is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Britannia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Ivan Thompson<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Britannia and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 177 miles [284.9 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Britannia to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>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 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 1,786 miles [2,874.3 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,415 miles [10,323.9 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 7,182 miles [11,558.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,254 miles [8,455.5 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>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- Britannia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Britannia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0000, Longitude: -114.0833    
<2>If we have 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.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Britannia 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 334.257 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.04 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.972 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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