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Crowsnest, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 275 miles [442.6 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Crowsnest 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 1,819 miles [2,927.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,512 miles [10,480 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 7,279 miles [11,714.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,346 miles [8,603.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crowsnest ...

While the name Crowsnest is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

British Columbia

Our profile page for Crowsnest   [Map]
Distance: About Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crowsnest ...

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.

Coal Creek (BC) (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest of Crowsnest   [Map]
Crowsnest (BC)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Crowsnest Pass   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Elk Prairie (BC)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elkview (BC)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Frank   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Line Creek (BC)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Natal (BC) (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Crowsnest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Crowsnest) 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 Crowsnest. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crowsnest

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crowsnest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6308, Longitude: -114.6909     [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 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 334.71 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.45 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.565 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crowsnest.