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Curious and Interesting Names Near Peace River ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bluesky
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluesky came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluesky
    • Bluesky lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the west of Peace River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluesky
  • Chinook Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinook Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinook Valley
    • Chinook Valley lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Peace River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinook Valley
  • Judah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Judah came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judah
    • Judah lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Peace River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judah
  • Last Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Last Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Last Lake
    • Last Lake lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Peace River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Last Lake
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    • Little Buffalo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Buffalo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Buffalo
      • Little Buffalo lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Peace River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Buffalo
    • Springburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springburn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springburn
      • Springburn lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Peace River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springburn
    • Three Creeks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Creeks came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Creeks
      • Three Creeks lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Peace River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Creeks

How Far From Peace River 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 town such as Peace River to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Peace River and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Peace River to Edmonton, with an average speed<3>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 14 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) is 1,925 miles [3,098 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 110 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,140 miles [9,881.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,901 miles [11,106.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,046 miles [8,120.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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The official website for Peace River: www.peaceriver.net/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Peace River) 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 Peace River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Peace River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peace River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.2468, Longitude: -117.2977    
<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.
<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 Peace River to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 336.911 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.444 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.267 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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