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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Saddle Lake to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,183 miles [9,950.6 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 6,950 miles [11,184.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,028 miles [8,091.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saddle Lake ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Saddle Lake.

While the name Saddle Lake is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Indiana

Adams County

Our profile page for Saddle Lake, Adams County

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

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

Michigan

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Saddle Lake, Van Buren County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saddle Lake ...

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.

Elk Point   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East of Saddle Lake   [Map]

Flat Lake   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Fork Lake   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Goodfish Lake   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Hairy Hill   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Horseshoe Bay   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hoselaw   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Owlseye   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Rich Lake   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Two Hills   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saddle Lake. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saddle Lake) 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 Saddle Lake. 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 Saddle Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saddle Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.0269, Longitude: -111.6579     [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 Saddle Lake 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 332.333 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.114 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.835 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Saddle Lake 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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