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Communities Also Named Blind Bay ...

We have found one communities that share the name Blind Bay.

Within British Columbia, the name Blind Bay is unique.

Beyond British Columbia, there is another community also named Blind Bay in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nova Scotia
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nova Scotia community of Blind Bay.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blind Bay ...

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.

  • Annis
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annis
    • Annis lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Blind Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Annis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annis
  • Canoe
  • Chase
  • Eagle Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Bay
    • Eagle Bay lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Blind Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Bay
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    • Lee Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Creek
      • Lee Creek lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Blind Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Creek
    • Paradise Point
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Point
      • Paradise Point lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Blind Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Point
    • Salmon Arm
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon Arm
      • Salmon Arm lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Blind Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salmon Arm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salmon Arm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salmon Arm<4>
    • Scotch Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Creek
      • Scotch Creek lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Blind Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotch Creek<4>
    • Turtle Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Valley
      • Turtle Valley lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Blind Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Valley

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

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

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    • Victoria, which is the Provincial Capital of British Columbia, lies 244 miles [392.7 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Blind Bay to Victoria, with an average speed<5>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 2,016 miles [3,244.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 79 days and walking would take 115 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,516 miles [10,486.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,279 miles [11,714.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,398 miles [8,687.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Blind Bay 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blind Bay) 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 Blind Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blind BayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blind Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.8699, Longitude: -119.3778    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Blind Bay to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.56 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.949 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.488 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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