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Grimshaw, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Grimshaw to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 244 miles [392.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Grimshaw to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 110 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 6,909 miles [11,119 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,057 miles [8,138.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grimshaw ...

While the name Grimshaw is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Bulloch County

Our profile page for Grimshaw, Bulloch County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,371 miles [3,815.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grimshaw ...

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.

Bluesky   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West of Grimshaw   [Map]

Chinook Valley   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Judah   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Last Lake   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Peace River   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Springburn   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Tangent   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Three Creeks   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grimshaw) 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 Grimshaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grimshaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grimshaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.1894, Longitude: -117.6105     [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 Grimshaw 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 337.168 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.729 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.495 degrees.

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