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Curious and Interesting Names Near Burmis ...

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.

  • Beaver Mines
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Mines came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Mines
    • Beaver Mines lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Burmis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Mines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver Mines<3>
  • Crowsnest
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowsnest
    • Crowsnest lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Burmis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowsnest
  • Crowsnest Pass
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowsnest Pass came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowsnest Pass
    • Crowsnest Pass lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Burmis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowsnest Pass
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crowsnest Pass<3>
  • Frank
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frank came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frank
    • Frank lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Burmis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frank
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Maycroft
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maycroft
      • Maycroft lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Burmis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maycroft
    • Natal - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Natal. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natal
      • Natal was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Burmis
    • Pincher Creek
    • Pincher Station
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pincher Station
      • Pincher Station lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Burmis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pincher Station
    • Twin Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Butte came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Butte
      • Twin Butte lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Burmis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Butte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twin Butte<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Burmis once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Burmis and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 277 miles [445.8 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Burmis to Edmonton, with an average speed<6>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 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,802 miles [2,900 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,509 miles [10,475.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,277 miles [11,711.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,339 miles [8,592.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Burmis) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burmis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burmis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burmis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5562, Longitude: -114.2952    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Burmis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.
<7>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 Burmis to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.389 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.076 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.319 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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