Wistaria Provincial Park

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Wistaria Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Wistaria Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Wistaria Provincial Park
Location of Wistaria Provincial Park in British Columbia
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Nearest cityBurns Lake
Coordinates53°51′28″N 126°19′11″W / 53.85778°N 126.31972°W / 53.85778; -126.31972Coordinates: 53°51′28″N 126°19′11″W / 53.85778°N 126.31972°W / 53.85778; -126.31972
Area40 ha (99 acres)
Established1981
Governing bodyBC Parks

Wistaria Provincial Park is a provincial park in the Canadian province of British Columbia, located 60 km southwest of Burns Lake and approximately 80 km southeast of Houston, BC.

Climate[edit]

Protected by the Coast Mountains and with a high plateau, the climate is subarctic continental (Köppen: Dfc) with long cold winters and warm summers, but spring can be very dry.[1][2]

Climate data for Wistarial Provincial Park, elevation: 862.6 m or 2,830 ft, 1981-2010 normals, extremes 1926-2004
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.1
(52.0)
12.8
(55.0)
18.3
(64.9)
26.7
(80.1)
35.6
(96.1)
32.8
(91.0)
36.1
(97.0)
35.6
(96.1)
33.9
(93.0)
24.4
(75.9)
18.0
(64.4)
11.5
(52.7)
36.1
(97.0)
Average high °C (°F) −4.1
(24.6)
−1.4
(29.5)
3.3
(37.9)
8.5
(47.3)
13.2
(55.8)
17.2
(63.0)
19.6
(67.3)
19.8
(67.6)
15.6
(60.1)
8.3
(46.9)
1.0
(33.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
8.2
(46.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.9
(17.8)
−6.2
(20.8)
−2.1
(28.2)
2.7
(36.9)
7.2
(45.0)
11.2
(52.2)
13.5
(56.3)
13.4
(56.1)
9.5
(49.1)
4.0
(39.2)
−2.1
(28.2)
−6.3
(20.7)
3.1
(37.5)
Average low °C (°F) −11.6
(11.1)
−11.1
(12.0)
−7.6
(18.3)
−3.1
(26.4)
1.1
(34.0)
5.2
(41.4)
7.4
(45.3)
6.9
(44.4)
3.5
(38.3)
−0.4
(31.3)
−5.2
(22.6)
−9.5
(14.9)
−2.0
(28.3)
Record low °C (°F) −43.9
(−47.0)
−40.6
(−41.1)
−36.1
(−33.0)
−25.6
(−14.1)
−9.4
(15.1)
−4.4
(24.1)
−2.8
(27.0)
−3.3
(26.1)
−19.4
(−2.9)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−35.5
(−31.9)
−41.7
(−43.1)
−43.9
(−47.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38.5
(1.52)
25.5
(1.00)
20.5
(0.81)
16.7
(0.66)
32.3
(1.27)
54.0
(2.13)
42.3
(1.67)
38.0
(1.50)
41.4
(1.63)
40.3
(1.59)
43.7
(1.72)
39.5
(1.56)
432.7
(17.06)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 5.9
(0.23)
2.5
(0.10)
1.7
(0.07)
10.6
(0.42)
29.8
(1.17)
54.0
(2.13)
42.3
(1.67)
38.0
(1.50)
41.3
(1.63)
30.9
(1.22)
13.6
(0.54)
4.7
(0.19)
275.3
(10.87)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 32.5
(12.8)
23.0
(9.1)
18.8
(7.4)
6.1
(2.4)
2.5
(1.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.0)
9.4
(3.7)
30.2
(11.9)
34.8
(13.7)
157.4
(62)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 11.1 8.5 7.6 5.9 9.5 11.7 10.6 10.1 9.9 11.1 12.3 10.0 118.3
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 1.5 1.0 1.1 3.8 8.8 11.7 10.6 10.1 9.9 9.5 4.3 1.3 73.6
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 10.2 7.6 6.8 2.5 1.1 0 0 0 0.05 2.8 9.0 9.2 49.25
Source: Environment Canada[1]

Recreation[edit]

The 40-hectare park provides boating and fishing access to Ootsa Lake. There is also a picnic area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wistaria". 1981 to 2010 Canadian Climate Normals. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 1088970. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  2. ^ Peterson, Adam (2016-08-12), English: Köppen climate types in British Columbia (SVG version), retrieved 2019-04-26

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