Berens River, Manitoba

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Berens River is located in Manitoba
Berens River
Berens River
Location of Berens River in Manitoba

Berens River is located in Manitoba, Canada, along the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg. This community is near the mouth of the Berens River, which flows west from the Ontario headwaters.

The town is accessible only by winter road, boat, or airplane. Recently a project has been announced to construct a dual-lane highway from Bloodvein, connecting Berens River to the continental road system.[1]

The First Nation and fur trade community there was officially started in the 19th century, but the spot was a traditional hunting and fishing area for thousands of years. The two communities create a population centre also called Berens River. Both are served by the Berens River Airport.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Berens River designated place had a population of 111 living in 28 of its 31 total private dwellings.[2] According to the 2011 Canada Census, the bordering Berens River First Nation had a population of 1,028.[3]

Climate[edit]

According to Environment Canada Berens River has had an August windchill of -57.1°C, which is a Canadian record for August. The September and October extreme windchills are also Canadian records.

Climate data for Berens River CS
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7.1
(44.8)
9.4
(48.9)
14.4
(57.9)
24.7
(76.5)
31.7
(89.1)
37.3
(99.1)
35.2
(95.4)
35.6
(96.1)
29.8
(85.6)
22.4
(72.3)
11.9
(53.4)
6
(43)
37.3
(99.1)
Average high °C (°F) −13.8
(7.2)
−10.4
(13.3)
−3.1
(26.4)
7
(45)
14.8
(58.6)
20.8
(69.4)
23.3
(73.9)
22.1
(71.8)
15.8
(60.4)
7.4
(45.3)
−2.5
(27.5)
−10.3
(13.5)
5.93
(42.69)
Daily mean °C (°F) −18.9
(−2)
−16.2
(2.8)
−9.2
(15.4)
1.1
(34)
8.6
(47.5)
14.9
(58.8)
17.7
(63.9)
16.5
(61.7)
10.6
(51.1)
3.2
(37.8)
−6.5
(20.3)
−15
(5)
0.57
(33.03)
Average low °C (°F) −23.9
(−11)
−22
(−8)
−15.3
(4.5)
−4.8
(23.4)
2.5
(36.5)
8.9
(48)
12.1
(53.8)
10.8
(51.4)
5.5
(41.9)
−1
(30)
−10.4
(13.3)
−19.7
(−3.5)
−4.77
(23.36)
Record low °C (°F) −42.7
(−44.9)
−42.8
(−45)
−40.1
(−40.2)
−30
(−22)
−11
(12)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.5
(32.9)
0.1
(32.2)
−6.9
(19.6)
−18.1
(−0.6)
−36.8
(−34.2)
−40.5
(−40.9)
−42.8
(−45)
Wind chill −51.3 −54.4 −45.1 −36 −20 −5 0 −57.1 −59.3 −67.8 −42.8 −49.2 −67.8
Precipitation mm (inches) 17.9
(0.705)
12.3
(0.484)
23.7
(0.933)
23.4
(0.921)
45.8
(1.803)
60.4
(2.378)
52.2
(2.055)
72.2
(2.843)
63.4
(2.496)
47.3
(1.862)
31.2
(1.228)
19.9
(0.783)
469.7
(18.491)
Rainfall mm (inches) 0.1
(0.004)
0.9
(0.035)
7.8
(0.307)
17
(0.67)
43.7
(1.72)
60.4
(2.378)
52.2
(2.055)
72.2
(2.843)
63.2
(2.488)
35.4
(1.394)
8.2
(0.323)
0.3
(0.012)
361.4
(14.229)
Snowfall cm (inches) 20.7
(8.15)
13.3
(5.24)
17.6
(6.93)
6.7
(2.64)
2.2
(0.87)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.12)
13
(5.1)
26.7
(10.51)
22.7
(8.94)
123.2
(48.5)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 10.3 9.3 9.1 11.2 11.5 11.2 9.7 8.6 5.9 7.3 12.6 12.1 118.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 89.8 123.2 173.2 222 274.9 277.9 257.5 269.7 161.1 107.5 60.3 69 2,086.1
Percent possible sunshine 35 44.2 47.2 53.3 56.5 55.5 51.1 59.2 42.2 32.5 22.8 28.6 44.01
Source: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PROVINCE ANNOUNCES MAJOR INVESTMENT IN ALL-SEASON ROAD TO CONNECT EAST SIDE COMMUNITIES", East Side Road Authority, Retrieved 2010-06-17
  2. ^ "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2011 Census Statistics Canada". Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  4. ^ "Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data". Environment Canada. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 

Coordinates: 52°21′50″N 97°01′37″W / 52.364°N 97.027°W / 52.364; -97.027