Burquitlam, British Columbia

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Burquitlam

Burquitlam Centre
Burquitlam is located in Vancouver
Burquitlam
Burquitlam
Location of Burquitlam within Metro Vancouver
Coordinates: 49°15′40″N 122°53′20″W / 49.26111°N 122.88889°W / 49.26111; -122.88889Coordinates: 49°15′40″N 122°53′20″W / 49.26111°N 122.88889°W / 49.26111; -122.88889
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
RegionLower Mainland
Regional DistrictMetro Vancouver
CityCoquitlam
Government
 • MayorRichard Stewart
 • MP (Fed.)Fin Donnelly (NDP)
 • MLA (Prov.)Selina Robinson (NDP)
 • MLA (Prov.)Rick Glumac (NDP)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total14,896[1][2]
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)

Burquitlam is a neighbourhood and commercial district of the City of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

History[edit]

Its name derives from a combination of the names of the cities (then district municipalities) of Burnaby and Coquitlam in order to name a post office for this area, which is just east of the boundary of the two cities and is not used by the City of Burnaby.

A fictionalized version of Burquitlam is seen in the 1982 film Big Meat Eater.

Geography[edit]

The Planning Department of the City of Coquitlam describes Burquitlam as being north of the golf course, east of North Road, and to the south of the boundary of the City of Port Moody. Burquitlam Plaza is a shopping plaza by the intersection of Clarke Road (a northeastern continuation of the North Road arterial) and Como Lake Ave.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Population history
YearPop.±%
201113,831—    
201614,896+7.7%
Source: Statistics Canada[4]

Ethnicity[edit]

Ethnic groups in Burquitlam (2016)
Source: [1]

[2]

Population %
Ethnic group European 7,005 47.1%
East Asian 4,215 28.4%
Middle Eastern 1,135 7.6%
South Asian 750 5%
Southeast Asian 740 5%
Aboriginal 460 3.1%
Black 235 1.6%
Latin American 220 1.5%
Other 270 1.8%
Total population 14,896 100%

Language[edit]

Languages spoken in Burquitlam (2016)
Source: [3]

[4]

%
Language English 48.6%
Mandarin 8.8%
Korean 8.4%
Cantonese 5.9%
Persian 4.0%
Punjabi 2.5%
Spanish 2.1%
Russian 1.9%
Tagalog 1.9%
Arabic 1.6%
Italian 1.4%
Other 12.9%
Total % 100%
Burquitlam Station is situated in the heart of the Burquitlam Neighbourhood

Transportation[edit]

On December 2, 2016, the SkyTrain's Millennium Line Evergreen Extension opened. The area is served by Burquitlam station.[5]

Climate[edit]

Like the rest of Metro Vancouver, Burquitlam features an oceanic climate. Snowfall is slightly higher than the City of Vancouver due to the inland location and relative high elevation of Burquitlam.

Climate data for Burquitlam (BURQUITLAM VANCOUVER GOLF COURSE) (Elevation: 122m) 1981−2010
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
17.5
(63.5)
24.5
(76.1)
28.0
(82.4)
32.0
(89.6)
33.5
(92.3)
37.0
(98.6)
35.0
(95.0)
31.5
(88.7)
26.5
(79.7)
17.0
(62.6)
14.5
(58.1)
37.0
(98.6)
Average high °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
8.3
(46.9)
10.6
(51.1)
14.3
(57.7)
17.5
(63.5)
20.1
(68.2)
23.5
(74.3)
23.5
(74.3)
20.7
(69.3)
14.1
(57.4)
8.9
(48.0)
6.2
(43.2)
14.5
(58.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.8
(38.8)
4.9
(40.8)
7.0
(44.6)
10.0
(50.0)
12.9
(55.2)
15.7
(60.3)
18.5
(65.3)
18.6
(65.5)
17.0
(62.6)
10.8
(51.4)
6.4
(43.5)
3.9
(39.0)
10.7
(51.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1.4
(34.5)
1.6
(34.9)
3.4
(38.1)
5.7
(42.3)
8.3
(46.9)
11.2
(52.2)
13.4
(56.1)
13.5
(56.3)
11.3
(52.3)
7.4
(45.3)
3.8
(38.8)
1.6
(34.9)
6.9
(44.4)
Record low °C (°F) −12.0
(10.4)
−13.5
(7.7)
−6.5
(20.3)
0.0
(32.0)
1.0
(33.8)
6.0
(42.8)
7.0
(44.6)
9.0
(48.2)
5.0
(41.0)
−4.0
(24.8)
−10.0
(14.0)
−15.5
(4.1)
−15.5
(4.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 286.0
(11.26)
149.7
(5.89)
176.3
(6.94)
137.0
(5.39)
117.1
(4.61)
94.7
(3.73)
61.7
(2.43)
72.4
(2.85)
78.3
(3.08)
206.9
(8.15)
306.7
(12.07)
250.3
(9.85)
1,937
(76.26)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 254.5
(10.02)
140.9
(5.55)
171.3
(6.74)
137.0
(5.39)
117.1
(4.61)
94.7
(3.73)
61.7
(2.43)
72.4
(2.85)
78.3
(3.08)
206.9
(8.15)
303.6
(11.95)
234.5
(9.23)
1,872.7
(73.73)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 31.6
(12.4)
8.8
(3.5)
5.1
(2.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.0)
3.2
(1.3)
15.8
(6.2)
64.4
(25.4)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 19.8 14.2 19.1 15.2 13.9 12.7 7.7 6.8 7.7 16.9 21.1 19.4 174.3
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 18.1 13.4 18.5 15.2 13.9 12.7 7.7 6.8 7.7 16.9 20.7 17.9 169.5
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 3.5 1.7 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.06 1.1 2.7 10.16
Source: Environment Canada (normals, 1981−2010)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census 9330284.02 [Census tract], British Columbia and Vancouver [Census metropolitan area], British Columbia".
  2. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census 9330284.01 [Census tract], British Columbia and Vancouver [Census metropolitan area], British Columbia".
  3. ^ BC Names/GeoBC entry "Burquitlam (community)"
  4. ^ "Census Tract Reference Maps, by Census Metropolitan Areas or Census Agglomerations" (PDF).
  5. ^ Saltman, Jennifer (December 1, 2016). "Trains begin running Friday on SkyTrain's Evergreen extension". 24 Hrs. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  6. ^ "BURQUITLAM VANCOUVER GOLF COURSE". Canadian Climate Normals 1981−2010. Retrieved 2018-03-27.