Fort Providence

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Fort Providence
Zhahti Koe
Hamlet
Fort Providence from the Mackenzie River
Fort Providence from the Mackenzie River
Fort Providence is located in Northwest Territories
Fort Providence
Fort Providence
Coordinates: 61°21′17″N 117°39′36″W / 61.35472°N 117.66000°W / 61.35472; -117.66000Coordinates: 61°21′17″N 117°39′36″W / 61.35472°N 117.66000°W / 61.35472; -117.66000
Country Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Region South Slave Region
Constituency Deh Cho
Census division Region 4
Hamlet 1 January 1987
Government
 • Mayor Tina Gargan
 • Senior Administrative Officer Susan Christie
 • MLA Michael McLeod
Area[1]
 • Land 255.05 km2 (98.48 sq mi)
Elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 734
 • Density 2.9/km2 (8/sq mi)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal code X0E 0L0
Area code(s) 867
Telephone exchange 699
- Living cost 132.5A
- Food price index 121.3B
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A 2009 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]
^B 2010 figure based on Yellowknife = 100[5]

Fort Providence (Slavey language: Zhahti Koe[pronunciation?] "mission house") is a hamlet in the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Located west of Great Slave Lake, it has all-weather road connections by way of the Yellowknife Highway (Great Slave Highway) branch off the Mackenzie Highway, and the Deh Cho Bridge opened November 30, 2012 near Fort Providence over the Mackenzie. The bridge replaces the ice bridge and ferry, enabling year-round crossing of the river.

Fort Providence is well known for hosting the annual Mackenzie Days celebrations in August each year.

Demographics[edit]

The recorded population was 734 in the 2011 Census, an increase of 1.0% from 2006.[1] In the 2006 Census there were 727 people. Of these the majority, 670, were Aboriginal, made up of 580 First Nations, Dene people, and 65 Métis people.[6] In 2012 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 788 with an average yearly growth rate of -0.3% from 2001.[5]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1996 774 —    
1997 828 +7.0%
1998 843 +1.8%
1999 842 −0.1%
2000 837 −0.6%
2001 818 −2.3%
2002 800 −2.2%
2003 823 +2.9%
2004 798 −3.0%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2005 797 −0.1%
2006 758 −4.9%
2007 752 −0.8%
2008 750 −0.3%
2009 750 +0.0%
2010 761 +1.5%
2011 790 +3.8%
2012 788 −0.3%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001-2012)[5]

First Nations[edit]

The Dene of the community are represented by the Deh Gah Gotie Dene Band[7] and the Métis by Fort Providence Métis Nation.[8] Both groups belong to the Dehcho First Nations.[9]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Fort Providence
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high Humidex 10.1 8.4 16.4 22.9 31.2 34.3 37.7 35.9 30.1 24.1 11.9 11.8 37.7
Record high °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
8.7
(47.7)
16.5
(61.7)
20.5
(68.9)
31.3
(88.3)
33.0
(91.4)
35.2
(95.4)
31.9
(89.4)
26.8
(80.2)
24.2
(75.6)
12.0
(53.6)
11.8
(53.2)
35.2
(95.4)
Average high °C (°F) −18.9
(−2)
−12.9
(8.8)
−6.2
(20.8)
5.8
(42.4)
12.8
(55)
20.9
(69.6)
23.5
(74.3)
20.4
(68.7)
13.4
(56.1)
3.2
(37.8)
−7.7
(18.1)
−15.1
(4.8)
3.3
(37.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −23.4
(−10.1)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−13.6
(7.5)
−1.0
(30.2)
6.3
(43.3)
13.5
(56.3)
16.9
(62.4)
14.0
(57.2)
7.9
(46.2)
−0.8
(30.6)
−11.5
(11.3)
−19.2
(−2.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
Average low °C (°F) −27.8
(−18)
−24.3
(−11.7)
−20.9
(−5.6)
−7.7
(18.1)
−0.3
(31.5)
6.0
(42.8)
10.1
(50.2)
7.6
(45.7)
2.4
(36.3)
−4.8
(23.4)
−15.2
(4.6)
−23.1
(−9.6)
−8.2
(17.2)
Record low °C (°F) −45.2
(−49.4)
−43.5
(−46.3)
−40.1
(−40.2)
−30.8
(−23.4)
−16.3
(2.7)
−3.5
(25.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
−2.3
(27.9)
−9.9
(14.2)
−27.3
(−17.1)
−30.9
(−23.6)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−45.2
(−49.4)
Wind chill −51.2 −50.1 −46.5 −43.0 −23.8 −5.2 −3.2 −4.2 −11.8 −33.7 −39.7 −51.0 −51.2
 % humidity 74.9 67.6 53.1 44.4 41.8 41.7 47.1 51.4 57.6 71.3 84.0 80.2 59.6
Source: Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fort Providence, HAM Northwest Territories (Census subdivision)
  2. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Providence". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names
  4. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 6 February 2014 to 0901Z 3 April 2014
  5. ^ a b c d Fort Providence - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
  6. ^ 2006 Aboriginal Population Profile
  7. ^ Deh Gah Gotie Dene Band
  8. ^ Fort Providence Métis
  9. ^ Dehcho First Nations
  10. ^ "Fort Providence" (CSV (3069 KB)). Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2201799. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 

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