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Communities Also Named Buffalo Lake ...

We found three communities that share the name Buffalo Lake.

Within Alberta, the name Buffalo Lake is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these three communities, one is located in Canada and the other two communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Minnesota
      • Renville County
      • This Buffalo Lake is located in Renville County and lies 1,296 miles [2,085.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Renville County community of Buffalo Lake.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Buffalo Lake [Erie County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buffalo Lake ...

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.

  • Bear Lake
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Beaverlodge
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverlodge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverlodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverlodge <4>
  • Sexsmith
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Spirit River
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
  • Teepee Creek
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teepee Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teepee Creek

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 254 miles [408.8 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Buffalo Lake to Edmonton, with an average speed<5>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 15 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 1,988 miles [3,199.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 113 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,220 miles [10,010.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,981 miles [11,234.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,134 miles [8,262.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buffalo Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buffalo Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.3833, Longitude: -119.0167    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Buffalo Lake could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Buffalo Lake to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.328 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.977 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.61 degrees.









 

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