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The very large horizontal sundial presented on this page is located in the Bud Miller All Seasons Park in Lloydminster, Alberta, Saskatchewan. The city is located on the border of the two provinces and is Canada's only border city. The dial is located at latitude 5314' W and longitude 11000' N.  The hour lines of the dial are corrected for longitude and indicate zonal solar time.

This photograph and information was provided by Guy Dudding who is the director of parks and recreation for Lloydminster.


Sundial in Bud Miller All Seaons Park

NASS #392


This sundial claims to be the largest in Canada. It is 60 metres (197 feet) wide and I am aware of none larger.

The gnomon is constructed from 200mm diameter (8 inch nominal pipe size) black  schedule 40 - carbon steel pipe that is painted yellow. It is 7000mm (23 feet) in length and is supported on a reinforced  concrete base 750mm (30 inches) in diameter and 2500mm (8 feet) long. It is surrounded by massive boulders partially buried in the ground.

The hour lines are made of pavers laid on a sand and gravel base. The raised hour numbers are sandblasted on 400mm (16 inch) square treated timber posts that are supported by concrete bases.

A number of additional timber posts and steel pipes can be seen around the dial. These indicate such features as true north and the four compass points of north, south, east and west.


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