Westwold

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Westwold
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Westwold is located in British Columbia
Westwold
Westwold
Location of Westwold in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°28′20.51″N 119°46′26.52″W / 50.4723639°N 119.7740333°W / 50.4723639; -119.7740333Coordinates: 50°28′20.51″N 119°46′26.52″W / 50.4723639°N 119.7740333°W / 50.4723639; -119.7740333
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Postal code
V0E 3B0
Area code(s)250, 778

Westwold is an unincorporated settlement in the Interior of British Columbia.[1] A small farming and logging community, it is located between Kamloops and Vernon on Highway 97. The original name for the settlement was "Grande Prairie".[2] Glacial tills near the townsite of Westwold have provided fossils from the Sangamon interglacial period 130,000 years ago.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Westwold (community)". BCGNIS. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  2. ^ Baxter, Angus (1997). In search of your Canadian roots: tracing your family tree in Canada. Genealogical Publishing Co. p. 120. ISBN 9780806316260.
  3. ^ Ludvigsen, Rolf (1996). Life in stone: a natural history of British Columbia's fossils. Vancouver, B.C.: UBC Press. p. 271. ISBN 0-7748-0577-3.