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Curious and Interesting Names Near Didsbury ...

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.

  • Acme
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
  • Dickson
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson
  • Dogpound
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogpound
  • Eagle Hill
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Hill
  • Olds
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olds came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olds
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olds <2>
  • Spruce View
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
  • Sunnyslope
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
  • Water Valley
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley <2>

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

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

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 132 miles [212.4 km]<3> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Didsbury 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,375 miles [10,259.6 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 7,142 miles [11,493.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,220 miles [8,400.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

The official website for Didsbury: www.didsbury.ca/

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' (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- Didsbury) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Didsbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.6614, Longitude: -114.1359    
<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 Didsbury 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 334.313 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.157 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.904 degrees.









 

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