Fraser Lake

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Fraser Lake
Village
Village of Fraser Lake[1]
Fraser Lake from Mount Fraser
Fraser Lake from Mount Fraser
Motto(s): "White swan capital of the world!"
Fraser Lake is located in British Columbia
Fraser Lake
Location of Fraser Lake in British Columbia
Coordinates: 54°03′17″N 124°50′56″W / 54.05472°N 124.84889°W / 54.05472; -124.84889
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
RegionBC Interior
Regional districtRegional District of Buckley-Nechako
Incorporated1966
Government
 • Governing bodyFraser Lake Village Council
 • MayorDwayne Lindstrom
Area
 • Total4.07 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Elevation700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total988
 • Density242.9/km2 (629/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)250
Highways Hwy 16 (TCH)
WaterwaysFraser Lake
Websitewww.fraserlake.ca

Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia, Canada. It's located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake[2] between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof alongside the Yellowhead Highway.

The small community's population is primarily employed by either the forest industry, (Fraser Lake Sawmills, or various logging contractors) or the mining industry, (the nearby Endako Mines, a large molybdenum mine). Fraser Lake is also the hometown of Tianda Flegel, winner of The Next Star Season 2. The attractive lakeside community of Fraser Lake lies alongside the Yellowhead Highway, west of the city of Prince George. The pioneer roots of the area's history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.

The modern day town was established in 1914, during the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and was incorporated as a village in 1966.

Directions[edit]

Fraser Lake is supported by nearby communities:

East (Hwy 16):

West (Hwy 16):

North: East Hwy 16, North Hwy 27):

Climate[edit]

Fraser Lake is characterized by a continental climate meaning cold, snowy winters and cool to warm summers.

Climate data for Fraser Lake
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.0
(51.8)
11.0
(51.8)
17.0
(62.6)
23.9
(75)
32.5
(90.5)
32.5
(90.5)
34.0
(93.2)
35.0
(95)
32.0
(89.6)
23.0
(73.4)
16.5
(61.7)
12.0
(53.6)
35.0
(95)
Average high °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−1.1
(30)
4.2
(39.6)
10.5
(50.9)
16.1
(61)
19.7
(67.5)
22.2
(72)
21.9
(71.4)
16.8
(62.2)
9.4
(48.9)
0.8
(33.4)
−4.0
(24.8)
9.3
(48.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−6.4
(20.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
4.1
(39.4)
9.4
(48.9)
13.1
(55.6)
15.4
(59.7)
14.9
(58.8)
10.4
(50.7)
4.7
(40.5)
−2.5
(27.5)
−7.9
(17.8)
3.7
(38.7)
Average low °C (°F) −13.8
(7.2)
−11.7
(10.9)
−7.4
(18.7)
−2.3
(27.9)
2.6
(36.7)
6.5
(43.7)
8.5
(47.3)
7.9
(46.2)
4.1
(39.4)
−0.1
(31.8)
−5.7
(21.7)
−11.6
(11.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
Record low °C (°F) −46.1
(−51)
−42.0
(−43.6)
−38.9
(−38)
−20.5
(−4.9)
−7.2
(19)
−3.0
(26.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
−2.5
(27.5)
−7.0
(19.4)
−24.0
(−11.2)
−39.0
(−38.2)
−47.5
(−53.5)
−47.5
(−53.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47.9
(1.886)
29.5
(1.161)
25.7
(1.012)
23.1
(0.909)
42.0
(1.654)
57.0
(2.244)
57.4
(2.26)
46.5
(1.831)
47.9
(1.886)
54.8
(2.157)
48.8
(1.921)
45.2
(1.78)
525.8
(20.701)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 5.4
(0.213)
4.3
(0.169)
5.4
(0.213)
16.6
(0.654)
40.9
(1.61)
57.0
(2.244)
57.4
(2.26)
46.5
(1.831)
47.9
(1.886)
46.2
(1.819)
19.3
(0.76)
3.9
(0.154)
350.7
(13.807)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 42.5
(16.73)
25.2
(9.92)
20.3
(7.99)
6.5
(2.56)
1.1
(0.43)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
8.7
(3.43)
29.5
(11.61)
41.3
(16.26)
175.1
(68.94)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 12.4 9.1 9.2 8.5 12.5 14.0 13.0 12.2 12.5 15.2 14.1 11.5 144.1
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 2.1 2.3 3.4 6.5 12.1 14.0 13.0 12.2 12.5 14.0 6.7 1.7 100.5
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 11.1 7.2 6.6 2.7 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 9.1 10.6 50.2
Source: [3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Fraser Lake (village)". BC Geographical Names.
  3. ^ "Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data". Environment Canada. Retrieved July 9, 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°03′30″N 124°50′50″W / 54.05833°N 124.84722°W / 54.05833; -124.84722