Grasmere, British Columbia

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Grasmere is located in British Columbia
Grasmere
Grasmere
Location of Grasmere in British Columbia

Grasmere, British Columbia, Canada elevation 869m, is a tiny hamlet in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia within the Regional District of East Kootenay, British Columbia (RDEK). It is located on the east side of Lake Koocanusa, below the mouth of the Elk River, and to the southeast of the city of Cranbrook,[1] and 15 km north of the Canada–United States border and the state of Montana. The city of Fernie is located nearby farther up the Elk River.

Grasmere has a population of 150 people, the majority of the workforce being employed in the timber, farming or mining industries in the nearby region. Grasmere is located within the Galton mountain range of the Rockies. The area is served by one school, Grasmere Elementary School. The name of the community was provided by a student, Warren Lancaster, in a competition in the early 20th century. It is named after the town of Grasmere in northern England's Lake District.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Grasmere
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.8
(55)
20
(68)
22.2
(72)
30
(86)
34.5
(94.1)
35.6
(96.1)
38.9
(102)
39.4
(102.9)
35.6
(96.1)
27.2
(81)
20.6
(69.1)
13.3
(55.9)
39.4
(102.9)
Average high °C (°F) −2
(28)
3.1
(37.6)
9.2
(48.6)
15
(59)
19.3
(66.7)
23
(73)
27.5
(81.5)
27.4
(81.3)
21
(70)
13.6
(56.5)
3.3
(37.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
13.2
(55.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.1
(19.2)
−3.9
(25)
0.6
(33.1)
6.7
(44.1)
11.9
(53.4)
16.1
(61)
19.1
(66.4)
18.8
(65.8)
13.1
(55.6)
7.1
(44.8)
−1.6
(29.1)
−7.6
(18.3)
6.1
(43)
Average low °C (°F) −9
(16)
−6.2
(20.8)
−2.3
(27.9)
0.6
(33.1)
4.4
(39.9)
7.1
(44.8)
10
(50)
9.8
(49.6)
4.5
(40.1)
0
(32)
−3.8
(25.2)
−8.4
(16.9)
0.6
(33.1)
Record low °C (°F) −36
(−33)
−33
(−27)
−23.9
(−11)
−11
(12)
−6.1
(21)
−2
(28)
0
(32)
0
(32)
−7
(19)
−15.6
(3.9)
−32
(−26)
−42.8
(−45)
−42.8
(−45)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 43.8
(1.724)
31.4
(1.236)
26.1
(1.028)
37.7
(1.484)
79.3
(3.122)
68.4
(2.693)
65.1
(2.563)
51.6
(2.031)
37.6
(1.48)
23.8
(0.937)
45.4
(1.787)
42.3
(1.665)
552.4
(21.748)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 49°06′05″N 115°05′11″W / 49.10139°N 115.08639°W / 49.10139; -115.08639