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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

Communities Also Named Elk Point ...

We have found two communities that share the name Elk Point.

Within Alberta, the name Elk Point is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Nevada

      • Douglas County

      • This Elk Point is located in Douglas County and lies 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elk Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Elk Point.
    • South Dakota

      • Union County
      • This Elk Point is located in Union County and lies 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elk Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Elk Point.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elk Point ...

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.

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    • Flat Lake

      • Flat Lake lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Flat Lake
    • Frog Lake

      • Frog Lake lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Elk Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Frog Lake
    • Gurneyville

      • Gurneyville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Elk Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Gurneyville
    • Horseshoe Bay

      • Horseshoe Bay lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Horseshoe Bay
    • Hoselaw

      • Hoselaw lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Elk Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Hoselaw
    • Owlseye

      • Owlseye lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Owlseye
    • Pelican Narrows

      • Pelican Narrows lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Elk Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Pelican Narrows
    • Riverview

      • Riverview lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Elk Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Riverview

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

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

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 108 miles [173.8 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Elk Point to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 5 days.

    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,658 miles [2,668.3 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 95 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,176 miles [9,939.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<4>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,943 miles [11,173.7 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,015 miles [8,070.9 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.9002, Longitude: -110.9005     [Map].
<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.
<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 Elk Point to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.724 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.416 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.353 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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