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The Ultimate Christmas Wind Quiz - Question #9

Click here to listen to the answer buttonThe correct answer is: 7,840 km

The two schools that have the LONGEST distance between them are:

Grey Mountain Primary in Whitehorse, Yukon and Centreville Academy in Centreville-Wareham, Newfoundland

If you drove to Centreville Academy from Grey Mountain Primary, it would take you 91 hours and you’d have to take a ferry. If you decided to ride your bicycle to Grey Mountain from Centreville (or the other way around), you’d actually have to travel about 150 km further, you’d still have to take a ferry, and it would take you over 4 times as long to get there. Do you think any of you would like to try to walk between these two schools? If you did, you could shave 130 km off the driving distance, but it would take you a LO-O-O-ONG time. How long? Well, if you slept every night for 8 hours but did nothing but walk the remaining 16 hours of the day, it would take you 92 days to walk between these two schools. That means that if you started walking on January 1, you wouldn’t arrive until March 1!

Q9-Longest Distance

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Q9-Longest Distance Driving Map

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Q9-Longest Distance Bicycle Map

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Q9-Longest Distance Walking Map

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In case you’re interested, the two schools with the SHORTEST distance between them are:

Campobello Island Consolidated School in Wilsons Beach, New Brunswick and Forest Ridge Academy in Barrington, Nova Scotia

These two schools are a driving distance of 446 km apart and, like the two schools above, you’d have to take a ferry to travel between them (i.e. between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia). However, because Campobello Island is an island on its own, there’s another little glitch to overcome because the ferry from Campobello to the rest of New Brunswick only runs in the summer. In the winter, you would actually have to cross the border into the U.S. first and drive almost 100 km before you could cross back into Canada to get to the ferry that would take you to Nova Scotia. In the summer, though, it would take you about 7 hours to drive between the two schools. If you decided to walk (for 16 hours a day, allowing yourself 8 hours of sleep per night), it would take you about 5 days.

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Q9-Shortest Distance Driving Map

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Q9-Shortest Distance Bicycle Map

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Q9-Shortest Distance Walking Map

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If you’re interested in the distance between your school and any other school, just CLICK HERE to visit the Fellow Christmas Wind School page where you can bring up a chart with all the distances.

In case you’ve never traveled on a ferry and are not quite sure what a ferry is, a ferry is a big boat that can carry both people and cars across a big stretch of water. Here are pictures of the ferries I talked about above.

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A ferry that runs between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

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A ferry that runs between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

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