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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Granite Bay to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Granite Bay to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Granite Bay to:

  • Victoria [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of British Columbia, lies 151 miles [243 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Granite Bay to Victoria, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 2,279 miles [3,667.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 130 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,641 miles [10,687.7 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 7,398 miles [11,905.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,574 miles [8,970.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Granite Bay ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Granite Bay.

While the name Granite Bay is unique within British Columbia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of British Columbia

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Granite Bay, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the South Southeast

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Granite Bay, New Haven County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in New Haven County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Curious and Interesting Names Near Granite 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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Big Bay   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast of Granite Bay   [Map]
Bold Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elk Bay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Read Island   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Rock Bay   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shoal Bay   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Surge Narrows   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Whaletown   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Granite Bay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Granite Bay) 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 Granite Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Granite Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Granite Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.2333, Longitude: -125.2833     [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 Granite Bay 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 343.431 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 345.502 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 329.524 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Granite 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.

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This page was last modified: 15 Oct 2018
By John Hall