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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
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
    • Acme lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Didsbury
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
  • Balzac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balzac came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balzac
    • Balzac lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Didsbury
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balzac
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balzac<3>
  • Dickson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson
    • Dickson lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Didsbury
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson
  • Dogpound
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogpound
    • Dogpound lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Didsbury
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    • Eagle Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Hill
      • Eagle Hill lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Didsbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Hill
    • Olds
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olds came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olds
      • Olds lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Didsbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olds<3>
    • Spruce View
    • Sunnyslope
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyslope
      • Sunnyslope lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Didsbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyslope
    • Water Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Didsbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<3>

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Didsbury. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Gary Ralph Buck     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born on Thursday March 21, 1940 and died in Didsbury on Wednesday October 15, 2003 at the age of 63. He is buried at Didsbury Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Ralph Buck<4>

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 132 miles [212.4 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Didsbury to Edmonton, with an average speed<5>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<6> 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).<7>
    • 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).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,220 miles [8,400.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Didsbury: www.didsbury.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Didsbury) 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 Didsbury. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Didsbury

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    
<2>If we have 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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.313 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.157 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.904 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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