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Old Posted Nov 13, 2013, 5:15 AM
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I took this back in October from Braeben GC in Mississauga - you can see the Four Seasons and Aura in the background

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Old Posted Nov 13, 2013, 4:25 PM
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Granted there's a bit of zoom lens action here, this is a shot from the top of a mountain in Kananaskis Country. Even without a zoom lens you can still see the city from the top of mountains in K-Country.


Calgary Skyline from Prairie Mountain by benlarhome, on Flickr
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2013, 8:25 AM
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I dont think Calgary should be submitting these mountaintop pics, lol. The mods should change this to "Furthest your city's skyline can be seen from....... a road"

The furthest you can see Calgary's skyline while driving on a road is:

-from the north (45kms approx) or

-from the east (50kms approx)
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2013, 11:50 AM
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Montreal's been submitting mountain top views, Toronto's been working with elevation changes and lake moisture based mirages, and Vancouver's been working using mountains. Why should Calgary be different?
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2013, 4:41 PM
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Because it is hard to compare. Plus, Calgary started the mountain top pics.

Im pretty sure you can see Calgary further away than any city in Calgary. It is in a bowl an surrounded by hills.

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Montreal's been submitting mountain top views, Toronto's been working with elevation changes and lake moisture based mirages, and Vancouver's been working using mountains. Why should Calgary be different?
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2013, 5:48 PM
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The thread title is a little bit misleading. It says nothing about using zoom lenses, or satellites from space, or standing on a mountain, or anything of that nature. They ALL are valid IMO. With a good enough zoom (telescope?) aliens might be able to see a Canadian city from light years away...
But if the thread title was amended to say that your city's skyline must be visible with the naked eye, that would end all of the confusion, and introduce another problem. Some people simply have better eyesight than others, and some people are prone to exaggerate more than others as well.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2013, 7:16 PM
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From the mountains using a zoom lens, these are the most interesting shots I've seen on this thread, so keep 'em coming!

Edit: you can't see the "skyline" from the satellites shots
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2013, 6:32 AM
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I was just about to tackle that question myself. If we use your or Freeweed's trick of picking the furthest mountain visible from Downtown Vancouver it might be from the top of Mount Baker in Washington State? Not sure how many kms that is. And ya from the Island it would have to be from the top of Mt. Washington maybe?
On clear days you can clearly see Mount Baker from downtown Vancouver. Thus, by default, you can see downtown Vancouver from Mount Baker. You might just have to hike to certain areas of the mountain that are not road accessible. The distance is around 112km.

Also, going NW across the water...you can draw an uninterupted line from DT vancouver to some town called Bowser on the island....it is likely the curvature of the earth isn't enough at that distance to prevent you from seeing DT vancouver from that direction (or maybe up on a hill/mountain in that direction). The distance would be at minimum 115km.
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Probably not. The reason you can see Toronto so clearly is because it's across a lake, so there aren't any lights/houses/buildings in between. With Hamilton you'd be looking across Lincoln/Stoney Creek/East Hamilton in an attempt to see a not-so-tall skyline.
You are probably right, though between the Port Dalhousie pier and the city is mostly water, basically a 40km bee-line between the pier and Confederation Park.

It's worth a look.
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Maybe you can go for the Bayliner and Shoreliner?
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2013, 4:48 PM
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Oh, cool. Well I had no idea.....lol. I wonder if I have any.......

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From the mountains using a zoom lens, these are the most interesting shots I've seen on this thread, so keep 'em coming!

Edit: you can't see the "skyline" from the satellites shots
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2013, 4:58 PM
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Calgary wins.. wtf. Can't compete with those jismatic mountain shots!

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Old Posted Nov 15, 2013, 5:07 PM
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The furthest shot I've seen is of Montreal from the US at over 120km away.
But what the hell, there is no winner here - just cool shots
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Another view of Toronto from "The Hammer"

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I love how it sits like exactly on the horizon.
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Montreal's been submitting mountain top views, Toronto's been working with elevation changes and lake moisture based mirages, and Vancouver's been working using mountains. Why should Calgary be different?
Moisture doesn't cause mirages.
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Another view of Toronto from "The Hammer"

Fantastic shot.
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On clear days you can clearly see Mount Baker from downtown Vancouver. Thus, by default, you can see downtown Vancouver from Mount Baker. You might just have to hike to certain areas of the mountain that are not road accessible. The distance is around 112km.

Also, going NW across the water...you can draw an uninterupted line from DT vancouver to some town called Bowser on the island....it is likely the curvature of the earth isn't enough at that distance to prevent you from seeing DT vancouver from that direction (or maybe up on a hill/mountain in that direction). The distance would be at minimum 115km.
As a former resident of Fanny Bay, just north of Bowser, yes you can see Vancouver from there depending on conditions.
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Moisture doesn't cause mirages.
Moisture does affect them though. The lensing factor and such. Plus the lakes affect temperature because of specific heat capacities and such. Without the lakes there'd be a lot fewer mirage events.
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Thats a perfect shot of the Toronto skyline from Hamilton. Really shows how visible it can be on a nice day. Probably 70km straight across the lake, too. You can very clearly make out First Canadian Place and all the bank buildings.
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