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Curious and Interesting Names Near Calling River ...

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.

  • Amber Valley
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amber Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amber Valley
  • Blue Jay
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Jay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Jay
  • Calling Lake
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Deep Creek
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Creek
  • Grassland
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassland
  • Properity
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Properity came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Properity
  • Spruce Valley
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Valley
  • Wandering River
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wandering River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wandering River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wandering River <2>

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 109 miles [175.4 km]<3> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Calling River to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,746 miles [2,809.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,140 miles [9,881.4 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 6,906 miles [11,114.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,003 miles [8,051.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Calling River) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calling River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.0917, Longitude: -112.8878    
<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 Calling River 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 333.32 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.319 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.452 degrees.









 

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