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Lille, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Lille once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Lille and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 271 miles [436.1 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Lille to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>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 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,806 miles [2,906.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,336 miles [8,587.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lille ...

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.

Beaver Mines   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast of Lille   [Map]

Crowsnest   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Crowsnest Pass   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Elk Prairie (BC)   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]

Elkview (BC)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Frank   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Maycroft   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Natal (BC) (Historic)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Pincher Creek   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pincher Station   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Communities Also Named Lille ...

While the name Lille is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Aroostook County

Our profile page for Lille, Aroostook County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,091 miles [3,365.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Lille, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 from Point A (ie- Lille) 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 Lille. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lille

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lille. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6517, Longitude: -114.3963     [Map].

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<3>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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<4>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 Lille to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.473 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.18 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.371 degrees.

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