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The location of Island Lake South









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Island Lake South.

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Island Lake South 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,769 miles [2,846.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,168 miles [9,926.4 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 6,933 miles [11,157.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,033 miles [8,099.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Island Lake South ...

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.

Amber Valley   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East of Island Lake South   [Map]

Flatbush   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Hondo   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Island Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Properity   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Sunset Beach   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Whispering Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

White Gull   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Island Lake South. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.8268, Longitude: -113.5325     [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 Island Lake South 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 333.844 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.886 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.943 degrees.

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