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Fraser Lake

Fraser Lake
Village of Fraser Lake[1]
Fraser Lake from Mount Fraser
Fraser Lake from Mount Fraser
Motto: 
"White swan capital of the world!"
Fraser Lake is located in British Columbia
Fraser Lake
Location of Fraser Lake in British Columbia
Coordinates: 54°03′30″N 124°50′49″W / 54.05833°N 124.84694°W / 54.05833; -124.84694
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionBC Interior
Regional districtRegional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Incorporated1966
Government
 • Governing bodyFraser Lake Village Council
 • MayorSarrah Storey
Area
 • Total4.07 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Elevation
700 m (2,300 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total988
 • Density242.9/km2 (629/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code250
Highways Hwy 16 (TCH)
WaterwaysFraser Lake
Websitewww.fraserlake.ca

Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia, Canada. It's located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake[2] between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof alongside the Yellowhead Highway.

The small community's population is primarily employed by either the forest industry. (Fraser Lake Sawmills, or various logging contractors) The Endako Mines, a large molybdenum mine was a former large employer.

The pioneer roots of the area's history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake. The modern day town was established in 1914, during the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and was incorporated as a village in 1966.

Fraser Lake is the hometown of Tianda Flegel, winner of The Next Star Season 2.

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Fraser Lake had a population of 965 living in 444 of its 543 total private dwellings, a change of -2.3% from its 2016 population of 988. With a land area of 4.06 km2 (1.57 sq mi), it had a population density of 237.7/km2 (615.6/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

Directions

Fraser Lake is supported by nearby communities:

East (Hwy 16):

West (Hwy 16):

North: East Hwy 16, North Hwy 27):

Climate

Fraser Lake is characterized by a continental climate meaning cold, snowy winters and cool to warm summers.

Climate data for Fraser Lake
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.0
(51.8)
11.0
(51.8)
17.0
(62.6)
23.9
(75.0)
32.5
(90.5)
32.5
(90.5)
34.0
(93.2)
35.0
(95.0)
32.0
(89.6)
23.0
(73.4)
16.5
(61.7)
12.0
(53.6)
35.0
(95.0)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−1.1
(30.0)
4.2
(39.6)
10.5
(50.9)
16.1
(61.0)
19.7
(67.5)
22.2
(72.0)
21.9
(71.4)
16.8
(62.2)
9.4
(48.9)
0.8
(33.4)
−4.0
(24.8)
9.3
(48.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−6.4
(20.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
4.1
(39.4)
9.4
(48.9)
13.1
(55.6)
15.4
(59.7)
14.9
(58.8)
10.4
(50.7)
4.7
(40.5)
−2.5
(27.5)
−7.9
(17.8)
3.7
(38.7)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −13.8
(7.2)
−11.7
(10.9)
−7.4
(18.7)
−2.3
(27.9)
2.6
(36.7)
6.5
(43.7)
8.5
(47.3)
7.9
(46.2)
4.1
(39.4)
−0.1
(31.8)
−5.7
(21.7)
−11.6
(11.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
Record low °C (°F) −46.1
(−51.0)
−42.0
(−43.6)
−38.9
(−38.0)
−20.5
(−4.9)
−7.2
(19.0)
−3.0
(26.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
−2.5
(27.5)
−7.0
(19.4)
−24.0
(−11.2)
−39.0
(−38.2)
−47.5
(−53.5)
−47.5
(−53.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47.9
(1.89)
29.5
(1.16)
25.7
(1.01)
23.1
(0.91)
42.0
(1.65)
57.0
(2.24)
57.4
(2.26)
46.5
(1.83)
47.9
(1.89)
54.8
(2.16)
48.8
(1.92)
45.2
(1.78)
525.8
(20.70)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 5.4
(0.21)
4.3
(0.17)
5.4
(0.21)
16.6
(0.65)
40.9
(1.61)
57.0
(2.24)
57.4
(2.26)
46.5
(1.83)
47.9
(1.89)
46.2
(1.82)
19.3
(0.76)
3.9
(0.15)
350.7
(13.81)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 42.5
(16.7)
25.2
(9.9)
20.3
(8.0)
6.5
(2.6)
1.1
(0.4)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
8.7
(3.4)
29.5
(11.6)
41.3
(16.3)
175.1
(68.9)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 12.4 9.1 9.2 8.5 12.5 14.0 13.0 12.2 12.5 15.2 14.1 11.5 144.1
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 2.1 2.3 3.4 6.5 12.1 14.0 13.0 12.2 12.5 14.0 6.7 1.7 100.5
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 11.1 7.2 6.6 2.7 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 9.1 10.6 50.2
Source: [4]

Notable people

References

  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. ^ "Fraser Lake (village)". BC Geographical Names.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), British Columbia". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  4. ^ "Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data". Environment Canada. Archived from the original on February 10, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
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