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The location of Crowsnest Pass









Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Crowsnest Pass 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 town such as Crowsnest Pass to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Crowsnest Pass and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Crowsnest Pass to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) is 1,812 miles [2,916.1 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,511 miles [10,478.4 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 7,278 miles [11,712.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,343 miles [8,598.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crowsnest Pass ...

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.

Beaver Mines   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast of Crowsnest Pass   [Map]

Coal Creek (BC) (Historic)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Crowsnest   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Elk Prairie (BC)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Elkview (BC)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Frank   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Line Creek (BC)   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Maycroft   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Natal (BC) (Historic)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Crowsnest Pass: www.town.crowsnestpass.ab.ca/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Crowsnest Pass) 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 Crowsnest Pass. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crowsnest Pass

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crowsnest Pass. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6000, Longitude: -114.5167     [Map].

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<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.

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

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.568 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.285 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.456 degrees.

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