A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Caernarvon, Alberta

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AB

The location of Caernarvon

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for Caernarvon
and the surrounding area.

Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies just to the South Southeast (SSE).
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,763 miles [2,837.3 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Caernarvon to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 101 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,243 miles [10,047.1 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 7,009 miles [11,279.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Caernarvon ...

While the name Caernarvon is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Saint Bernard Parish

Our profile page for Caernarvon, Saint Bernard Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,021 miles [3,252.5 km] to the Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Caernarvon ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Beverly   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Caernarvon   [Map]
Bon Accord   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Carbondale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Gold Bar   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hercules   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rolling Meadows   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Spruce Grove   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Virginia Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Caernarvon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Caernarvon) 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 Caernarvon. 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 Caernarvon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caernarvon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6128, Longitude: -113.5254     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Caernarvon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.84 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.78 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.166 degrees.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Caernarvon.