Fraser Lake

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Village of Fraser Lake
Village
Motto: "White swan capital of the world!"
Fraser Lake is located in British Columbia
Fraser Lake
Location of Fraser Lake in British Columbia
Coordinates: 54°03′17″N 124°50′56″W / 54.05472°N 124.84889°W / 54.05472; -124.84889
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[1] 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.

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Fraser Lake is supported by nearby communities:

Climate[edit]

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)
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)
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)
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)
Avg. 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
Avg. 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
Avg. 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: [2]

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Coordinates: 54°03′30″N 124°50′50″W / 54.05833°N 124.84722°W / 54.05833; -124.84722