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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Buck Lake to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Buck Lake to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,308 miles [10,151.7 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 7,074 miles [11,384.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,169 miles [8,318.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Buck Lake ...

While the name Buck Lake is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Ontario

Our profile page for Buck Lake   [Map]
Distance: About 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buck Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.9379, Longitude: -114.8371     [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 Buck Lake 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 334.898 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.923 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 322.163 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buck Lake.