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Curious and Interesting Names Near Chinook Valley ...

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.

  • Deadwood
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deadwood
  • Judah
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Judah came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judah
  • Last Lake
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Last Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Last Lake
  • Lone Star
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
  • Peace River
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Three Creeks
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Creeks came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Creeks

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 256 miles [412 km]<3> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Chinook Valley to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>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 1,938 miles [3,118.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,132 miles [9,868.5 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 6,894 miles [11,094.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,043 miles [8,115.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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- Chinook Valley) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chinook Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.4333, Longitude: -117.6000    
<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 Chinook Valley 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 337.158 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.734 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.444 degrees.









 

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