Wabowden

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Wabowden
Sign for Wabowden, Manitoba, Canada
Sign for Wabowden, Manitoba, Canada
Wabowden is located in Manitoba
Wabowden
Wabowden
Location of Wabowden in Manitoba
Coordinates: 54°54′32″N 98°37′47″W / 54.90889°N 98.62972°W / 54.90889; -98.62972Coordinates: 54°54′32″N 98°37′47″W / 54.90889°N 98.62972°W / 54.90889; -98.62972
Country  Canada
Province  Manitoba
Region Manitoba
Census Division No. 22
Government
 • MP Niki Ashton
 • MLA Steve Ashton
Area
 • Total 31.78 km2 (12.27 sq mi)
Population (2006 Census[1])
 • Total 498
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code R0B 1S0
Area code(s) 204
NTS Map 063J15
GNBC Code GBCTE
Website Community of Wabowden

Wabowden is a community in northern Manitoba. It is situated on Provincial Trunk Highway #6, which is the main route between Thompson and the provincial capital, Winnipeg.

The community, which has the status of designated place in Canadian census data, had a population of 498 in the Canada 2006 Census.

History[edit]

The community originated in the early 20th century as a service point on the Hudson Bay Railway. Although the railway's presence in Wabowden has diminished over time, it continues to serve the community by transporting freight and passengers to the Wabowden railway station.

Wabowden's name is derived from that of a one-time railway executive, W.A. Bowden.


Climate[edit]

In spite of its latitude below the 55th parallel Wabowden has a clear-cut rather than borderline subarctic climate.[2] Its climate is dominated by its long and bitterly cold winters, but the short summers are relatively warm, keeping Wabowden well below the tree line.

Climate data for Wabowden
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 3
(37)
7
(45)
14
(57)
30
(86)
32
(90)
34
(93)
34
(93)
32
(90)
30
(86)
25
(77)
12
(54)
4
(39)
34
(93)
Average high °C (°F) −18
(0)
−15
(5)
−5
(23)
4
(39)
12
(54)
17
(63)
22
(72)
20
(68)
13
(55)
6
(43)
−6
(21)
−15
(5)
3
(37)
Daily mean °C (°F) −22
(−8)
−20
(−4)
−11
(12)
−2
(28)
6
(43)
11
(52)
16
(61)
14
(57)
8
(46)
2
(36)
−9
(16)
−18
(0)
−2
(28)
Average low °C (°F) −27
(−17)
−26
(−15)
−18
(0)
−8
(18)
0
(32)
5
(41)
10
(50)
8
(46)
4
(39)
−1
(30)
−13
(9)
−22
(−8)
−7
(19)
Record low °C (°F) −46
(−51)
−44
(−47)
−37
(−35)
−30
(−22)
−14
(7)
−5
(23)
1
(34)
−1
(30)
−8
(18)
−16
(3)
−36
(−33)
−43
(−45)
−46
(−51)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 10
(0.39)
10
(0.39)
10
(0.39)
20
(0.79)
30
(1.18)
70
(2.76)
80
(3.15)
60
(2.36)
60
(2.36)
20
(0.79)
20
(0.79)
10
(0.39)
450
(17.72)
Source: [3]

Mining[edit]

Crowflight Minerals is currently preparing Bucko Lake Mine for rehabilitation. The mine shaft was developed in the 1970s by Falconbridge Limited.

Local media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • CBWMT (channel 10) (CBC)

References[edit]

External links[edit]