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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Lac Cardinal 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 Lac Cardinal to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Lac Cardinal to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 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 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,146 miles [9,891 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 6,907 miles [11,115.7 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>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lac Cardinal ...

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   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest of Lac Cardinal   [Map]

Chinook Valley   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gage   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Judah   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Last Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Lone Star   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Peace River   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Three Creeks   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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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- Lac Cardinal) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lac Cardinal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.2667, Longitude: -117.8167     [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 Lac Cardinal 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 337.337 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.924 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.625 degrees.

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