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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Point Alison to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,802 miles [2,900 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,264 miles [10,080.9 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 7,029 miles [11,312.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Point Alison ...

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.

Castle Island   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast of Point Alison   [Map]

Gunn   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Keephills   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Silver Sands   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Stony Plain   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Sunset Point   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Tomahawk   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Yellowstone   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Point Alison. 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 '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- Point Alison) 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 Point Alison. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Point Alison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point Alison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5500, Longitude: -114.4833     [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 Point Alison 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 334.616 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.652 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.821 degrees.

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