Dunster, British Columbia

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Dunster, British Columbia
Community
GTP Station at Dunster (1920s)
GTP Station at Dunster (1920s)
Dunster, British Columbia is located in British Columbia
Dunster, British Columbia
Dunster, British Columbia
Location of Dunster in British Columbia
Coordinates: 53°07′27″N 119°50′16″W / 53.12417°N 119.83778°W / 53.12417; -119.83778
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Regional DistrictFraser-Fort George
Postal code
Area code(s)250, 778

Dunster is a small farming community in the Robson Valley region of British Columbia, Canada.[1] It is located 31 km east of McBride and 37 km west of Tête Jaune Cache, and 10 km north of Croydon. Dunster is home to one of the few remaining, original and least altered Grand Trunk Pacific Railway stations.

History[edit]

Dunster was named after Dunster, England. Railroad manager, H.P. Hinton chose the name from a list provided to him by Josiah Wedgwood.[2] The station was constructed in 1913. The Dunster Post Office was opened 1 December 1915 with George Hall as the first postmaster. In 1921 Mrs A. McDonald became postmaster.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dunster, British Columbia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8
(46)
11.5
(52.7)
19
(66)
27.2
(81.0)
35
(95)
33.5
(92.3)
34.5
(94.1)
35
(95)
33
(91)
25
(77)
16.1
(61.0)
11
(52)
35
(95)
Average high °C (°F) −3.9
(25.0)
−0.1
(31.8)
6.1
(43.0)
12.5
(54.5)
17.4
(63.3)
20.5
(68.9)
23.2
(73.8)
22.4
(72.3)
17
(63)
10
(50)
1
(34)
−4
(25)
10.2
(50.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.7
(18.1)
−4.6
(23.7)
0.5
(32.9)
5.7
(42.3)
10.1
(50.2)
13.2
(55.8)
15.4
(59.7)
14.8
(58.6)
10.5
(50.9)
5.2
(41.4)
−2.3
(27.9)
−7.4
(18.7)
4.5
(40.1)
Average low °C (°F) −11.6
(11.1)
−9
(16)
−5.1
(22.8)
−1.1
(30.0)
2.8
(37.0)
6
(43)
7.5
(45.5)
7.1
(44.8)
4
(39)
0.4
(32.7)
−5.6
(21.9)
−10.8
(12.6)
−1.3
(29.7)
Record low °C (°F) −42
(−44)
−45.5
(−49.9)
−36
(−33)
−16.7
(1.9)
−5
(23)
−3
(27)
−0.5
(31.1)
−5
(23)
−7.5
(18.5)
−27
(−17)
−39
(−38)
−45
(−49)
−45.5
(−49.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 55.9
(2.20)
41.3
(1.63)
39.1
(1.54)
31.9
(1.26)
43.4
(1.71)
60.6
(2.39)
59.6
(2.35)
55.5
(2.19)
50.5
(1.99)
64.9
(2.56)
61.1
(2.41)
67.1
(2.64)
630.7
(24.83)
Source: 1971-2000 Environment Canada [3]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BC Geographical Names". apps.gov.bc.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  2. ^ Sedgwick, J. Kent (2008). Giscome Chronicle: The rise and demise of a sawmill community in central British Columbia. Prince George: CNC Press. p. 2.
  3. ^ Environment Canada1971–2000. Retrieved 12 November 2012.