Metchosin

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For the geologic formation, see Metchosin Igneous Complex. For the former provincial riding, see Esquimalt-Metchosin.
Metchosin
District municipality
District of Metchosin[1]
Mount Helmcken
Mount Helmcken
Metchosin is located in British Columbia
Metchosin
Metchosin
Location of Metchosin in British Columbia
Coordinates: 48°22′55″N 123°32′16″W / 48.38194°N 123.53778°W / 48.38194; -123.53778Coordinates: 48°22′55″N 123°32′16″W / 48.38194°N 123.53778°W / 48.38194; -123.53778
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Region Vancouver Island
Regional district Capital Regional District
Founded 1840
Incorporated 1984
Government
 • Governing body Metchosin Council
 • Mayor John Ranns
Area[2]
 • Total 71.13 km2 (27.46 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 4,708
 • Density 66.2/km2 (171/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Metchosinite
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Highways 14
Waterways Strait of Juan de Fuca
Website www.district.metchosin.bc.ca

The District of Metchosin is a coastal community located in the metro Greater Victoria region of British Columbia. It is part of the Western Communities and one of the 13 regional municipalities.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Metchosin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.2
(54)
15
(59)
18.3
(64.9)
23.9
(75)
29.4
(84.9)
32.2
(90)
32.2
(90)
31.1
(88)
30
(86)
24.4
(75.9)
15.6
(60.1)
14.4
(57.9)
32.2
(90)
Record low °C (°F) −13.9
(7)
−12.2
(10)
−4.4
(24.1)
−2.8
(27)
−0.6
(30.9)
1.7
(35.1)
3.9
(39)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.6
(30.9)
−5
(23)
−6.1
(21)
−12.2
(10)
−13.9
(7)
Source: Environment Canada

Parks[edit]

  • Albert Head Lagoon Regional Park[3]
  • Blinkhorn Nature Park
  • Buckbrush Swamp
  • Devonian Regional Park[3]
  • Matheson Lake Regional Park[3]
  • Witty's Lagoon Regional Park[3]
  • Galloping Goose Regional Park [4]

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. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Metchosin, District municipality [Census subdivision], British Columbia and Capital, Regional district [Census division], British Columbia". Statistics Canada. January 23, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d [1]
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference http:.2F.2Fwww.district.metchosin.bc.ca.2Fcontent.2Fregional-parks was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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