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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Fort Dunvegan once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Fort Dunvegan to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 261 miles [420 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Fort Dunvegan to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>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 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,974 miles [3,176.8 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,180 miles [9,945.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,940 miles [11,168.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Dunvegan ...

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   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West of Fort Dunvegan   [Map]
Bluesky   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gage   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Last Lake   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Scotswood   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Valley   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spirit River   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Teepee Creek   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fort Dunvegan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Fort Dunvegan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Dunvegan) 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 Fort Dunvegan. 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 Fort Dunvegan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Dunvegan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.9232, Longitude: -118.6040     [Map].

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<3>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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<4>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 Fort Dunvegan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.987 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.63 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.233 degrees.

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