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Curious and Interesting Names Near Hay Lake ...

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.

  • Assumption
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Assumption
    • Assumption lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hay Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Assumption came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Assumption
  • Rainbow Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Lake
    • Rainbow Lake lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hay Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainbow Lake<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Hay Lake and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 415 miles [667.9 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Hay Lake to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 24 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 17 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,999 miles [3,217.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 114 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,996 miles [9,649.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,755 miles [10,871.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,936 miles [7,943.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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- Hay Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hay Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.8167, Longitude: -118.7500    
<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>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.
<5>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 Hay Lake to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.074 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.926 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.805 degrees.




 

 

 

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