Fauquier, British Columbia

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Fauquier is located in British Columbia
Fauquier
Fauquier
Location of Fauquier in British Columbia

Fauquier is a community and former steamer landing in Central Kootenay in the Canadian province of British Columbia.[1] It is located on the east side of Lower Arrow Lake along Highway 6, where a car ferry links to the west side of the lake.

Name origin[edit]

The community was named for F.G. Fauquier, who held the position of Gold Commissioner for the Arrow Lakes Mining Division about 1885. He was a pioneer rancher and fruit grower and the son of Bishop Fauquier of the Diocese of Algoma in Ontario. As Gold Commissioner his duties including serving as government agent, mining recorder, and customs officer. He was the first police officer for Nakusp.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Fauquier, British Columbia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13.0
(55.4)
15.0
(59)
20.0
(68)
31.1
(88)
36.1
(97)
35.5
(95.9)
38.9
(102)
38.3
(100.9)
35.0
(95)
25.0
(77)
19.4
(66.9)
12.2
(54)
38.9
(102)
Average high °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
2.3
(36.1)
7.5
(45.5)
13.7
(56.7)
18.7
(65.7)
22.3
(72.1)
25.7
(78.3)
25.2
(77.4)
19.1
(66.4)
11.3
(52.3)
4.5
(40.1)
0.3
(32.5)
12.5
(54.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
−0.8
(30.6)
2.9
(37.2)
7.6
(45.7)
12.1
(53.8)
15.7
(60.3)
18.4
(65.1)
18.0
(64.4)
13.0
(55.4)
7.0
(44.6)
1.8
(35.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
7.6
(45.7)
Average low °C (°F) −5.4
(22.3)
−4.0
(24.8)
−1.6
(29.1)
1.4
(34.5)
5.5
(41.9)
9.0
(48.2)
10.9
(51.6)
10.7
(51.3)
6.8
(44.2)
2.7
(36.9)
−0.8
(30.6)
−4.2
(24.4)
2.6
(36.7)
Record low °C (°F) −31.7
(−25.1)
−27.8
(−18)
−21.1
(−6)
−11.1
(12)
−4.4
(24.1)
−1.1
(30)
1.7
(35.1)
0.6
(33.1)
−6.7
(19.9)
−12.5
(9.5)
−20.0
(−4)
−29.4
(−20.9)
−31.7
(−25.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 70.4
(2.772)
47.2
(1.858)
50.9
(2.004)
55.8
(2.197)
65.8
(2.591)
74.5
(2.933)
63.7
(2.508)
53.7
(2.114)
51.3
(2.02)
56.0
(2.205)
74.3
(2.925)
77.7
(3.059)
741.3
(29.185)
Source: 1971-2000 Environment Canada[3]

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Coordinates: 49°52′15″N 118°04′15″W / 49.87083°N 118.07083°W / 49.87083; -118.07083