Tlell

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Hamlet of Tlell
Hamlet
Hamlet of Tlell is located in British Columbia
Hamlet of Tlell
Hamlet of Tlell
Location of Tlell in British Columbia
Coordinates: 53°34′50″N 131°56′27″W / 53.58056°N 131.94083°W / 53.58056; -131.94083
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Region Haida Gwaii
Regional district Skeena-Queen Charlotte
Founded 1904
Government
 • Governing body Skeena-Queen Charlotte board
Area
 • Total 101.28 km2 (39.10 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 223
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span V0T 1Y0
Highways 16
Waterways Hecate Strait

Tlell is a small, unincorporated place on the east coast of Graham Island, which is part of Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) in British Columbia, Canada.

History[edit]

Besides Mexican Tom, who set up camp at Tlell in 1904, Eric Richardson was one of, if not the first to make this camp a permanent settlement by establishing the Richardson Ranch, which is still active and on the spot.[2]
Tlell was connected to Port Clements and Skidegate (43 km) via a paved Highway 16 in 1969.

The village frames the southern end of Naikoon Provincial Park, known especially for the Pesuta Shipwreck in close proximity and its long stretches of sandy beach. Other tourist attractions include the Tlell River and Mayer Lake, with the Tlell river hosting lots of salmon in fall. Services offered comprise amongst others some Bed and Breakfast, a general store, several arts and crafts galleries, the Naikoon Park headquarters and a camp site.

Demographics[edit]

Some 607 people reside in the greater periphery, additionally encompassing other small communities like Tow Hill, Lawn Hill and Miller Creek.[3]

Culture[edit]

Once every August, the Edge of the World Music Festival[1] takes place near Tlell, as well as the Tlell Fall Fair in August, both attract many visitors from off the islands. Apart from this there is little municipal infrastructure and no such thing as a town center or a harbour. Tlell is rather a scattered cluster of separate homes, many of them occupied by artisans living alternative lifestyles.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tlell
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.8
(55)
12.0
(53.6)
19.4
(66.9)
20.6
(69.1)
25.0
(77)
30.6
(87.1)
32.2
(90)
28.5
(83.3)
25.0
(77)
19.4
(66.9)
14.0
(57.2)
12.2
(54)
32.2
(90)
Average high °C (°F) 5.3
(41.5)
5.8
(42.4)
7.6
(45.7)
9.8
(49.6)
12.9
(55.2)
15.3
(59.5)
17.7
(63.9)
18.4
(65.1)
16.0
(60.8)
11.5
(52.7)
7.2
(45)
5.3
(41.5)
11.1
(52)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
3.4
(38.1)
4.6
(40.3)
6.4
(43.5)
9.4
(48.9)
11.8
(53.2)
14.2
(57.6)
14.7
(58.5)
12.5
(54.5)
8.6
(47.5)
4.7
(40.5)
3.1
(37.6)
8.0
(46.4)
Average low °C (°F) 0.9
(33.6)
0.9
(33.6)
1.6
(34.9)
2.9
(37.2)
5.8
(42.4)
8.4
(47.1)
10.5
(50.9)
10.9
(51.6)
9.0
(48.2)
5.6
(42.1)
2.1
(35.8)
0.8
(33.4)
4.9
(40.8)
Record low °C (°F) −15.0
(5)
−13.0
(8.6)
−8.9
(16)
−3.9
(25)
−2.2
(28)
1.1
(34)
4.4
(39.9)
3.3
(37.9)
1.1
(34)
−6.5
(20.3)
−14.5
(5.9)
−16.7
(1.9)
−16.7
(1.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 146.1
(5.752)
121.8
(4.795)
95.6
(3.764)
96.1
(3.783)
64.4
(2.535)
60.5
(2.382)
55.8
(2.197)
71.2
(2.803)
92.6
(3.646)
177.8
(7)
174.5
(6.87)
164.6
(6.48)
1,321.1
(52.012)
Rainfall mm (inches) 137.0
(5.394)
110.0
(4.331)
92.8
(3.654)
95.2
(3.748)
64.4
(2.535)
60.5
(2.382)
55.8
(2.197)
71.2
(2.803)
92.6
(3.646)
177.5
(6.988)
170.0
(6.693)
156.4
(6.157)
1,283.5
(50.531)
Snowfall cm (inches) 9.1
(3.58)
11.8
(4.65)
2.8
(1.1)
0.9
(0.35)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.12)
4.5
(1.77)
8.2
(3.23)
37.6
(14.8)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 23.4 20.0 22.3 21.2 17.8 17.1 15.1 16.6 18.9 25.8 25.6 24.0 247.9
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 22.2 18.8 21.9 21.2 17.8 17.1 15.1 16.6 18.9 25.8 25.2 22.9 243.5
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 2.9 3.1 1.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.8 2.6 12.8
Source: [4]

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 53°35′N 131°56′W / 53.583°N 131.933°W / 53.583; -131.933