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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cochrane 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.

  • Balzac
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balzac came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balzac
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Balzac
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balzac <2>
  • Dogpound
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Ghost Lake
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Heritage Woods
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Highwood
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
  • Jumping Pound
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Signal Hill
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
  • Sunnyside
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Valley Ridge
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Water Valley
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Water Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley <2>

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<3> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Cochrane Lake to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,407 miles [10,311.1 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 7,174 miles [11,545.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,251 miles [8,450.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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' (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- Cochrane Lake) 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 Cochrane Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cochrane LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cochrane Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2475, Longitude: -114.4775    
<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 Cochrane Lake 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 334.581 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.429 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.193 degrees.




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