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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Grouard Mission 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 community such as Grouard Mission to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Grouard Mission to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Grouard Mission to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 74 days and walking would take 107 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,167 miles [9,924.8 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 6,930 miles [11,152.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,059 miles [8,141.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grouard Mission ...

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.

Driftpile   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast of Grouard Mission   [Map]
Gift Lake   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Guy   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Heart River   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Kathleen   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Salt Prairie   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Springburn   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunset House   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grouard Mission. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.5344, Longitude: -116.1536     [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 Grouard Mission 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 335.977 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.342 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.605 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grouard Mission.



 
 
 

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