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Curious and Interesting Names Near Brownvale ...

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.

  • Bluesky
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluesky came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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  • Chinook Valley
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinook Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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  • Gage
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gage came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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  • Judah
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Judah came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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  • Last Lake
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Last Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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  • Peace River
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
  • Scotswood
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotswood came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
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  • Tangent
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)

How Far From Brownvale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Brownvale to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 248 miles [399.1 km]<3> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Brownvale to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,157 miles [9,908.7 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 6,918 miles [11,133.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,067 miles [8,154.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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 '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- Brownvale) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brownvale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrownvaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownvale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.1167, Longitude: -117.9000    
<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 Brownvale 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 337.407 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.991 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.71 degrees.









 

 

 

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