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Ferrier, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Ferrier to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,825 miles [2,937.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 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 6,348 miles [10,216.1 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 7,114 miles [11,448.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,206 miles [8,378.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ferrier ...

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.

Condor   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East of Ferrier   [Map]

Dickson   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Half Moon Bay   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Leedale   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Leslieville   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Lodge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Markerville   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Raven   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rocky Mountain House   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Spruce View   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sunbreaker Cove   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the East   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ferrier) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ferrier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3667, Longitude: -115.0667     [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 Ferrier 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 335.077 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.081 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.409 degrees.

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