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Parkland, Alberta

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The location of Parkland

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 227 miles [365.3 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Parkland to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,770 miles [2,848.5 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 6,454 miles [10,386.7 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 7,221 miles [11,621.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,284 miles [8,503.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parkland ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Parkland.

While the name Parkland is unique within Alberta, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Walker County

Our profile page for Parkland, Walker County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Walker County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

British Columbia

Our profile page for Parkland   [Map]

Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North Northwest.


Broward County

Our profile page for Parkland, Broward County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,416 miles [3,888.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Parkland, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,250 miles [3,621 km] to the East Southeast.


Tazewell County

Our profile page for Parkland, Tazewell County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,334 miles [2,146.9 km] to the East Southeast.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Parkland, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Prince George's County

Our profile page for Parkland, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Parkland, Wake County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,005 miles [3,226.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Lincoln County

Our profile page for Parkland, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km] to the Southeast.


Bucks County

Our profile page for Parkland, Bucks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,982 miles [3,189.7 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Parkland

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .


Pierce County

Our profile page for Parkland, Pierce County   [Map]

Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Southwest.


Douglas County

Our profile page for Parkland, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Parkland ...

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.

Black Diamond   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northwest of Parkland   [Map]

Blackie   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Champion   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Ensign   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

High River   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Longview   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Maycroft   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Monarch   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Vulcan   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Woodhouse   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Parkland. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Joe Clark     (Charles Joseph Clark)

20th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1979 - March 1980). He was born in High River (Alberta) on Monday June 5, 1939

High River [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Parkland

Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead

Professional hockey. He was born in Sceptre (Saskatchewan) on Saturday September 4, 1926 and died in High River (Alberta) on Tueday November 17, 2015 at an age of 89.

High River [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Parkland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Murray Albert 'Bert' Olmstead<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Parkland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta:

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 from Point A (ie- Parkland) 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 Parkland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Parkland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2500, Longitude: -113.6667     [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 Parkland 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 333.904 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.576 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.813 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Parkland could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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