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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Eureka River to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Eureka River to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 288 miles [463.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Eureka River 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 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 113 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,148 miles [9,894.2 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 6,908 miles [11,117.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,068 miles [8,156.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eureka River ...

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.

Blueberry Mountain   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Southwest of Eureka River   [Map]
Bluesky   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gage   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Last Lake   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Marina   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Scotswood   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Silver Valley   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eureka River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.4500, Longitude: -118.7333     [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 Eureka River 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 338.091 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.783 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.233 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eureka River.



 
 
 

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