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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 wonder 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
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    • Blueberry Mountain lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Fort Dunvegan
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  • Bluesky
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    • Bluesky lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Dunvegan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluesky came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Gage
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    • Gage lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Fort Dunvegan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gage came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Poplar Ridge
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    • Poplar Ridge lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Fort Dunvegan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Ridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Scotswood
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      • Scotswood lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Fort Dunvegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotswood came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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    • Sexsmith
    • Spirit River
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      • Spirit River lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Dunvegan
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How Far From Fort Dunvegan 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 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<4> community of Fort Dunvegan once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Fort Dunvegan and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 261 miles [420 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Fort Dunvegan to Edmonton, with an average speed<5>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) 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,180 miles [9,945.7 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 6,940 miles [11,168.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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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 from Point A (ie- Fort Dunvegan) 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 Fort Dunvegan. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.9232, Longitude: -118.6040    
<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>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.
<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 Fort Dunvegan 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 337.987 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.63 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.233 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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