Hedley, British Columbia

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Hedley is located in British Columbia
Hedley
Hedley
Location of Hedley in British Columbia

Hedley is an unincorporated town in southern British Columbia, Canada, named after Robert R. Hedley, the manager of the Hall Smelter in Nelson.[1] Hedley is located at the foot of Nickel Plate Mountain in the Similkameen. The town had a population of approximately 400 as of 2005. In the early 1900s, Hedley's population peaked over 1,000 people, primarily due to the gold mining industry. The Hedley Museum and the Mascot Mine Museum display artifacts and photographs from this era.

Indian reserves[edit]

Chuchuwayha 2, an Indian Reserve of the Upper Similkameen First Nation, is located in Hedley.[2] Chuchuwayha 2C, another reserve of the same First Nation, is located four miles southwest of Hedley at the head of Johns Creek.[3]

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Keremeos, British Columbia is the closest neighbouring town, approximately 29 kilometres (18 mi) east on the Crowsnest Highway. The nearest community to the west is [Princeton, British Columbia], approximately 38 kilometres (24 mi) away.

Twenty Mile Creek, once known as Hedley Creek, flows southwest through the town & joins the Similkameen River shortly downstream.[4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hedley
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
15.6
(60.1)
23.9
(75)
35.6
(96.1)
40.0
(104)
38.0
(100.4)
41.1
(106)
40.0
(104)
36.5
(97.7)
31.1
(88)
22.2
(72)
14.4
(57.9)
41.1
(106)
Average high °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
3.8
(38.8)
10.3
(50.5)
15.9
(60.6)
20.4
(68.7)
23.9
(75)
28.0
(82.4)
27.8
(82)
22.3
(72.1)
14.0
(57.2)
4.9
(40.8)
−0.5
(31.1)
14.2
(57.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
−0.5
(31.1)
4.4
(39.9)
8.9
(48)
13.2
(55.8)
16.8
(62.2)
19.9
(67.8)
19.7
(67.5)
14.7
(58.5)
8.1
(46.6)
1.4
(34.5)
−3.5
(25.7)
8.3
(46.9)
Average low °C (°F) −7.3
(18.9)
−4.8
(23.4)
−1.4
(29.5)
1.9
(35.4)
5.9
(42.6)
9.6
(49.3)
11.8
(53.2)
11.5
(52.7)
7.1
(44.8)
2.2
(36)
−2.1
(28.2)
−6.5
(20.3)
2.3
(36.1)
Record low °C (°F) −32.8
(−27)
−32.2
(−26)
−26.1
(−15)
−10.0
(14)
−3.3
(26.1)
0.0
(32)
3.9
(39)
0.0
(32)
−5.0
(23)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−35.0
(−31)
−35.0
(−31)
Precipitation mm (inches) 34.3
(1.35)
20.1
(0.791)
19.6
(0.772)
25.5
(1.004)
40.8
(1.606)
44.5
(1.752)
38.1
(1.5)
36.7
(1.445)
26.1
(1.028)
22.2
(0.874)
33.1
(1.303)
35.9
(1.413)
376.8
(14.835)
Source: Environment Canada[5]

Media recognition[edit]

The Canadian rock band Hedley is named after the town.

Movies[edit]

The 1987 Burt Reynolds film Malone was filmed in the town.[6] Part of the film "The Pledge" Starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Sean Penn, was filmed in Hedley.

Television[edit]

The Mini TV series "The Andromeda Strain" was filmed in Hedley B.C..

Hedley was featured on the historical television series Gold Trails and Ghost Towns Season 3, Episode 10.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°21′29″N 120°04′33″W / 49.35806°N 120.07583°W / 49.35806; -120.07583