Gilbert Plains, Manitoba

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Gilbert Plains is located in Manitoba
Gilbert Plains
Gilbert Plains
Location of Gilbert Plains in Manitoba

Gilbert Plains is a town in Manitoba, Canada. The town lies on Highway 5 and the CN railway line, between Dauphin and Grandview, or about 250 miles NW of Winnipeg. The current mayor of Gilbert Plains is Lyle Smith. Gilbert Plains railway station receives Via Rail service.

History[edit]

Incorporated in 1906, the original townsite was some miles to the south. The townsite was named for Gilbert Ross, a Métis man who was living in the region when the first European settler, Glenlyon Campbell, arrived. The first white baby born in the Gilbert Plains district was Myrtle McCurdy, while the first white boy was Gilbert Clifford Best in 1900.

Demographics[edit]

The population is approximately 750, with an additional 1000 in the surrounding Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains.

Geography[edit]

Gilbert Plains is situated on the Valley River, in the parkland country between Riding Mountain National Park and Duck Mountain Provincial Park. It is primarily a service centre for the surrounding farms. It also has a 18-hole golf course.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Gilbert Plains
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8
(46)
12
(54)
23
(73)
35.5
(95.9)
37.5
(99.5)
36.1
(97)
36.1
(97)
37.8
(100)
36.1
(97)
31.5
(88.7)
21.1
(70)
12.5
(54.5)
37.8
(100)
Average high °C (°F) −12.6
(9.3)
−8.4
(16.9)
−1.3
(29.7)
9.1
(48.4)
17.9
(64.2)
22.4
(72.3)
24.9
(76.8)
23.9
(75)
17.2
(63)
10.3
(50.5)
−1.7
(28.9)
−10.1
(13.8)
7.6
(45.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −18.2
(−0.8)
−14.4
(6.1)
−7.3
(18.9)
2.6
(36.7)
10.7
(51.3)
15.6
(60.1)
18.1
(64.6)
16.8
(62.2)
10.6
(51.1)
4.2
(39.6)
−6.4
(20.5)
−15.3
(4.5)
1.4
(34.5)
Average low °C (°F) −23.9
(−11)
−20.4
(−4.7)
−13.3
(8.1)
−3.9
(25)
3.4
(38.1)
8.9
(48)
11.3
(52.3)
9.6
(49.3)
4
(39)
−1.9
(28.6)
−11.1
(12)
−20.4
(−4.7)
−4.8
(23.4)
Record low °C (°F) −43.5
(−46.3)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−40.6
(−41.1)
−28.9
(−20)
−13
(9)
−3.5
(25.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
−11.7
(10.9)
−20
(−4)
−38.9
(−38)
−40
(−40)
−43.5
(−46.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20.7
(0.815)
16.7
(0.657)
29.6
(1.165)
30.4
(1.197)
53.3
(2.098)
83.2
(3.276)
78.4
(3.087)
73.2
(2.882)
61.2
(2.409)
35.1
(1.382)
23.6
(0.929)
24.2
(0.953)
529.6
(20.85)
Source: Environment Canada[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 19 April 2011

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°08′59″N 100°29′16″W / 51.14972°N 100.48778°W / 51.14972; -100.48778