Gladstone, Manitoba

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Gladstone is located in Manitoba
Gladstone
Gladstone
Location of Gladstone in Manitoba

Gladstone is a town in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It is located on the Yellowhead Highway at the intersection with Highway 34 within the boundaries of the Rural Municipality of Westbourne. The Gladstone railway station receives Via Rail service.

History[edit]

"Happy Rock" tourist information center.

The first known name for the area was Third Crossing and when settlement became significant in 1872 the community was renamed as Palestine. When the community was incorporated in 1882, it was named after the British Prime Minister of the time William E. Gladstone.

Happy Rock[edit]

Main article: Happy Rock

Gladstone is often referred to as "Happy Rock". This is the name given to the town monument located along Highway 16 which acts as the symbol and mascot of the town. The Happy Rock monument also acts as the visitor information centre and is a vital part of the tourism in the town. On July 5, 2010, Canada Post made a commemorative stamp of the Happy Rock as part of its Roadside Attractions collection.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Gladstone
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8
(46)
10
(50)
16.7
(62.1)
36
(97)
39
(102)
38
(100)
37
(99)
40.5
(104.9)
38.5
(101.3)
28.5
(83.3)
21.7
(71.1)
8.9
(48)
40.5
(104.9)
Average high °C (°F) −11.1
(12)
−8
(18)
−0.9
(30.4)
10.9
(51.6)
19.3
(66.7)
23.6
(74.5)
26.7
(80.1)
25
(77)
18.8
(65.8)
11.7
(53.1)
−0.1
(31.8)
−9
(16)
8.9
(48)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.6
(2.1)
−13.6
(7.5)
−6.4
(20.5)
4.2
(39.6)
11.9
(53.4)
16.7
(62.1)
19.6
(67.3)
17.8
(64)
12.1
(53.8)
5.6
(42.1)
−4.8
(23.4)
−14.1
(6.6)
2.7
(36.9)
Average low °C (°F) −22
(−8)
−19.3
(−2.7)
−11.9
(10.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
4.5
(40.1)
9.8
(49.6)
12.4
(54.3)
10.5
(50.9)
5.4
(41.7)
−0.5
(31.1)
−9.6
(14.7)
−19.3
(−2.7)
−3.5
(25.7)
Record low °C (°F) −42.2
(−44)
−42.2
(−44)
−35.6
(−32.1)
−31.1
(−24)
−10.5
(13.1)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
0
(32)
−7.2
(19)
−23
(−9)
−37
(−35)
−41
(−42)
−42.2
(−44)
Precipitation mm (inches) 16.9
(0.665)
15.8
(0.622)
23.4
(0.921)
31.5
(1.24)
54.7
(2.154)
71.7
(2.823)
66.3
(2.61)
72
(2.83)
55.7
(2.193)
29.8
(1.173)
19.7
(0.776)
19
(0.75)
476.3
(18.752)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Post Stamp Details, July to September 2010, p,8, Volume XIX, No. 3
  2. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 19 April 2011

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°13′33″N 98°57′00″W / 50.22583°N 98.95000°W / 50.22583; -98.95000