Fauquier, British Columbia

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Fauquier
Community
Etymology: Named for F.G. Fauquier
Fauquier is located in British Columbia
Fauquier
Fauquier
Location in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°52′15″N 118°04′15″W / 49.87083°N 118.07083°W / 49.87083; -118.07083Coordinates: 49°52′15″N 118°04′15″W / 49.87083°N 118.07083°W / 49.87083; -118.07083[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Regional DistrictCentral Kootenay
Elevation480 m (1,570 ft)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (Pacific Time Zone)
Area code(s)250

Fauquier is a community, unincorporated place and former steamer landing in the Regional District of Central Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada.[1][3] It is located on the east side of Lower Arrow Lake along Highway 6, where the Needles 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.[1]

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
(59.0)
20.0
(68.0)
31.1
(88.0)
36.1
(97.0)
35.5
(95.9)
38.9
(102.0)
38.3
(100.9)
35.0
(95.0)
25.0
(77.0)
19.4
(66.9)
12.2
(54.0)
38.9
(102.0)
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
(−18.0)
−21.1
(−6.0)
−11.1
(12.0)
−4.4
(24.1)
−1.1
(30.0)
1.7
(35.1)
0.6
(33.1)
−6.7
(19.9)
−12.5
(9.5)
−20.0
(−4.0)
−29.4
(−20.9)
−31.7
(−25.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 70.4
(2.77)
47.2
(1.86)
50.9
(2.00)
55.8
(2.20)
65.8
(2.59)
74.5
(2.93)
63.7
(2.51)
53.7
(2.11)
51.3
(2.02)
56.0
(2.20)
74.3
(2.93)
77.7
(3.06)
741.3
(29.19)
Source: 1971-2000 Environment Canada[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fauquier, British Columbia". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ "Google Earth". Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  3. ^ "Fauquier". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  4. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000". Environment Canada. Retrieved November 11, 2012.