Metchosin

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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 municipality and community in Greater Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is a coastal community adjacent to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Metchosin 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. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. 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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