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Fraser Lake

Fraser Lake
Village
Village of Fraser Lake[1]
Fraser Lake from Mount Fraser
Fraser Lake from Mount Fraser
Motto: "White swan capital of the world!"
Fraser Lake is located in British Columbia
Location of Fraser Lake in British Columbia
Coordinates:
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Region BC Interior
Regional district Regional District of Buckley-Nechako
Incorporated 1966
Government
 • Governing body Fraser Lake Village Council
 • Mayor Dwayne Lindstrom
Area
 • Total 4.07 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,167
 • Density 286.9/km2 (743/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 250
Highways 16
Waterways Fraser Lake
Website Fraser Lake

Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia, Canada. It is located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake[2] between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof alongside the Yellowhead Highway.

The small community's population is primarily employed by either the forest industry, (Fraser Lake Sawmills, or various logging contractors) or the mining industry, (the nearby Endako Mines, a large molybdenum mine). Fraser Lake is also the hometown of Tianda Flegel, winner of The Next Star Season 2.The attractive lakeside community of Fraser Lake lies alongside the Yellowhead Highway, west of the city of Prince George. The pioneer roots of the area's history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.

The modern day town was established in 1914, during the construction of the Grand Trunk Railway, and was incorporated as a village in 1966.

Contents

  • Directions 1
  • Climate 2
  • Notable people 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Directions

Fraser Lake is supported by nearby communities:

Climate

Fraser Lake is characterized by a continental climate meaning cold, snowy winters and cool to warm summers.

Climate data for Fraser Lake
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.0
(51.8)
11.0
(51.8)
17.0
(62.6)
23.9
(75)
32.5
(90.5)
32.5
(90.5)
34.0
(93.2)
35.0
(95)
32.0
(89.6)
23.0
(73.4)
16.5
(61.7)
12.0
(53.6)
35.0
(95)
Average high °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−1.1
(30)
4.2
(39.6)
10.5
(50.9)
16.1
(61)
19.7
(67.5)
22.2
(72)
21.9
(71.4)
16.8
(62.2)
9.4
(48.9)
0.8
(33.4)
−4.0
(24.8)
9.3
(48.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−6.4
(20.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
4.1
(39.4)
9.4
(48.9)
13.1
(55.6)
15.4
(59.7)
14.9
(58.8)
10.4
(50.7)
4.7
(40.5)
−2.5
(27.5)
−7.9
(17.8)
3.7
(38.7)
Average low °C (°F) −13.8
(7.2)
−11.7
(10.9)
−7.4
(18.7)
−2.3
(27.9)
2.6
(36.7)
6.5
(43.7)
8.5
(47.3)
7.9
(46.2)
4.1
(39.4)
−0.1
(31.8)
−5.7
(21.7)
−11.6
(11.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
Record low °C (°F) −46.1
(−51)
−42.0
(−43.6)
−38.9
(−38)
−20.5
(−4.9)
−7.2
(19)
−3.0
(26.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
−2.5
(27.5)
−7.0
(19.4)
−24.0
(−11.2)
−39.0
(−38.2)
−47.5
(−53.5)
−47.5
(−53.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47.9
(1.886)
29.5
(1.161)
25.7
(1.012)
23.1
(0.909)
42.0
(1.654)
57.0
(2.244)
57.4
(2.26)
46.5
(1.831)
47.9
(1.886)
54.8
(2.157)
48.8
(1.921)
45.2
(1.78)
525.8
(20.701)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 5.4
(0.213)
4.3
(0.169)
5.4
(0.213)
16.6
(0.654)
40.9
(1.61)
57.0
(2.244)
57.4
(2.26)
46.5
(1.831)
47.9
(1.886)
46.2
(1.819)
19.3
(0.76)
3.9
(0.154)
350.7
(13.807)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 42.5
(16.73)
25.2
(9.92)
20.3
(7.99)
6.5
(2.56)
1.1
(0.43)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
8.7
(3.43)
29.5
(11.61)
41.3
(16.26)
175.1
(68.94)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 12.4 9.1 9.2 8.5 12.5 14.0 13.0 12.2 12.5 15.2 14.1 11.5 144.1
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 2.1 2.3 3.4 6.5 12.1 14.0 13.0 12.2 12.5 14.0 6.7 1.7 100.5
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 11.1 7.2 6.6 2.7 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 9.1 10.6 50.2
Source: [3]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" ( 
  2. ^ "Fraser Lake (village)".  
  3. ^ "Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data". Environment Canada. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 

External links

  • Fraser Lake

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