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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Horseshoe Bay 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 village such as Horseshoe Bay to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Horseshoe Bay to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,678 miles [2,700.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,172 miles [9,932.9 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 6,939 miles [11,167.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,016 miles [8,072.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Horseshoe Bay ...

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.

Elk Point   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast of Horseshoe Bay   [Map]

Flat Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Goodfish Lake   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gurneyville   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Hoselaw   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Owlseye   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pelican Narrows   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Saddle Lake   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Communities Also Named Horseshoe Bay ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Horseshoe Bay.

While the name Horseshoe Bay is unique within Alberta, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

British Columbia

Our profile page for Horseshoe Bay   [Map]

Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the West Southwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Horseshoe Bay   [Map]

Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Horseshoe Bay   [Map]

Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Llano County

Our profile page for Horseshoe Bay, Llano County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,751 miles [2,818 km] to the South Southeast.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Horseshoe Bay. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Horseshoe Bay) 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 Horseshoe Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Horseshoe Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Horseshoe Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1167, Longitude: -111.3667     [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 Horseshoe Bay 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 332.098 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.857 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.621 degrees.

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