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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Glenevis to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,804 miles [2,903.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,249 miles [10,056.8 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 7,015 miles [11,289.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,114 miles [8,230.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenevis ...

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.

Birch Cove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast of Glenevis   [Map]

Castle Island   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Cosmo   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gunn   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Rich Valley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Silver Sands   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunset Point   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Yellowstone   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glenevis. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glenevis) 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 Glenevis. 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 Glenevis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenevis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.7908, Longitude: -114.5167     [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 Glenevis 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 334.644 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.703 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.801 degrees.

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