60th Parallel on the MacKenzie Hwy - AB & NWT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 60° 00.000 W 116° 58.960
11V E 500966 N 6651411
Quick Description: This Great Line of Earth is the 60th Parallel between Alberta and the Northwest Territories. This crossing is on the MacKenzie Highway.
Location: Northwest Territories, Canada
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 8:11:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMM393
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
The MacKenzie Highway (Hwy 35 in Alberta and Hwy 1 in the Northwest Territories) is the only paved crossing between Alberta and the Northwest Territories. A large sign announces:
60th Parallel
Welcome to the Northwest

and there is a 60th Parallel Visitors Information Centre just to north on the Northwest Territories side of the border. They give out "Order of Arctic Adventurers, North of 60° Chapter" certificates.
Line type: Equal degree of latitude

If other type, please explain.: n/a

Tolerance: We stopped exactly at 60° 00.000 and the NWT Monument was just a few feet away

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