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Coldstream, British Columbia

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Coldstream is a district municipality in British Columbia, Canada, located at the northern end of Kalamalka Lake in the Okanagan Valley. Incorporated on December 21, 1906, Coldstream celebrated its centennial in 2006. The municipality is directly southeast of Vernon and is considered part of Greater Vernon. It is a member municipality of, and also the location of the head offices, of the Regional District of North Okanagan.

Coldstream
District municipality
The Corporation of the District of Coldstream[1]
Kalamalka Lake and Coldstream
Kalamalka Lake and Coldstream
Coldstream, British Columbia is located in British Columbia
Coldstream, British Columbia
Location of Coldstream in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°13′12″N 119°14′53″W / 50.22000°N 119.24806°W / 50.22000; -119.24806Coordinates: 50°13′12″N 119°14′53″W / 50.22000°N 119.24806°W / 50.22000; -119.24806
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional DistrictNorth Okanagan Regional District
Incorporated1906
Government
 • MayorJim Garlick
 • Governing BodyColdstream District council
 • MPMel Arnold (Conservative)
 • MLAEric Foster (Liberal)
Area
 • Total67.25 km2 (25.97 sq mi)
Elevation430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total10,314
 • Density155.6/km2 (403/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Postal code spanV1B
Area code(s)250, / 778, / 236
WebsiteDistrict of Coldstream

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Coldstream RanchEdit

Coldstream is known for the Coldstream Ranch, established in 1863 by Captain Charles Frederick Houghton. He transferred the ranch to Forbes G. and Charles Albert Vernon who in 1891 sold it to John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, future Governor General of Canada (1893–1898). The ranch was purchased by its current owners in 1994 and continues to be a working cattle ranch.

GovernmentEdit

Coldstream is governed by a seven-member council, led by Mayor Jim Garlick. The Member of Parliament is Mel Arnold (Okanagan—Shuswap) and the Member of the Legislative Assembly is Eric Foster (Okanagan-Vernon).

EconomyEdit

The Greater Vernon area was once based in forestry and agriculture. However, manufacturing, retail trade and services are now the primary industries. A suburban community known as Middleton Mountain is located in Coldsteam at the north end of Kalamalka Lake.

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±%
1921 711—    
1931 867+21.9%
1941 867+0.0%
1951 1,402+61.7%
1956 1,613+15.0%
1961 2,161+34.0%
1966 2,660+23.1%
1971 3,602+35.4%
1976 4,995+38.7%
1981 6,450+29.1%
1986 6,872+6.5%
1991 7,999+16.4%
1996 8,975+12.2%
2001 9,106+1.5%
2006 9,471+4.0%
2011 10,314+8.9%
Sources: Statistics Canada[2]
Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population
Visible minority group
Source:[3]
Chinese 60 0.6%
South Asian 10 0.1%
Black 0 0%
Filipino 20 0.2%
Latin American 0 0%
Southeast Asian 0 0%
Arab 0 0%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 15 0.2%
Japanese 60 0.6%
Other visible minority 0 0%
Mixed visible minority 15 0.2%
Total visible minority population 185 2%
Aboriginal group
Source:[4]
First Nations 250 2.7%
Métis 0 0%
Inuit 0 0%
Total Aboriginal population 250 2.7%
European 8,905 95.3%
Total population 9,340 100%

EducationEdit

Covered by School District 22 Vernon, Coldstream is home to Coldstream Elementary School, Kidston Elementary School and Kalamalka Secondary School. The municipality is served by the Vernon campus of Okanagan College.

ClimateEdit

Coldstream has a dry - almost semi-arid climate - with hot sunny summers and cool cloudy winters.

Weather Facts:

  • Driest Year (1952) = 242 mm (10 in)
  • Wettest Year (1996) = 633 mm (25 in)
  • Warmest Year (1987) = 9.2 °C (49 °F)
  • Coldest Year (1916) = 5.0 °C (41 °F)
Climate data for Coldstream
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
13.9
(57)
21.0
(69.8)
29.4
(84.9)
34.5
(94.1)
37.0
(98.6)
40.0
(104)
37.8
(100)
33.9
(93)
26.7
(80.1)
18.9
(66)
15.0
(59)
40.0
(104)
Average high °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
1.6
(34.9)
8.4
(47.1)
14.7
(58.5)
19.4
(66.9)
23.1
(73.6)
26.6
(79.9)
26.2
(79.2)
20.2
(68.4)
12.1
(53.8)
3.7
(38.7)
−1.3
(29.7)
12.7
(54.9)
Average low °C (°F) −8.1
(17.4)
−5.5
(22.1)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.0
(35.6)
6.1
(43)
9.6
(49.3)
11.6
(52.9)
11.3
(52.3)
7.2
(45)
2.5
(36.5)
−2.5
(27.5)
−6.9
(19.6)
2.1
(35.8)
Record low °C (°F) −35.6
(−32.1)
−36.1
(−33)
−28.9
(−20)
−10.6
(12.9)
−5.0
(23)
0.0
(32)
3.3
(37.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
−5.0
(23)
−20.5
(−4.9)
−32.0
(−25.6)
−38.9
(−38)
−38.9
(−38)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 40.2
(1.583)
34.3
(1.35)
25.8
(1.016)
29.0
(1.142)
46.5
(1.831)
53.9
(2.122)
40.7
(1.602)
42.8
(1.685)
37.3
(1.469)
33.3
(1.311)
48.1
(1.894)
52.4
(2.063)
484.4
(19.071)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 7.3
(0.287)
12.1
(0.476)
19.7
(0.776)
28.7
(1.13)
46.5
(1.831)
53.9
(2.122)
40.7
(1.602)
42.8
(1.685)
37.3
(1.469)
32.1
(1.264)
25.3
(0.996)
10.0
(0.394)
356.5
(14.035)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 32.9
(12.95)
22.2
(8.74)
6.1
(2.4)
0.4
(0.16)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.2
(0.47)
22.8
(8.98)
42.4
(16.69)
127.9
(50.35)
Source: Environment Canada[5]

RecreationEdit

Coldstream is home to Kal Beach, which is located on the shore of Kalamalka Lake. Smaller beaches in the area include Kirkland Beach, Juniper Beach, Tamarack Beach, Long Lake Beach, Jade Bay Beach, Cosens Beach, Pebble Beach, and Cliff Beach. Coldstream borders on Kalamalka Provincial Park, which features numerous groomed hiking trails, scenic views, and natural areas. Wildlife in the park includes black bear, whitetailed deer, rattlesnake, marmot, and other creatures. The Silver Star Mountain Resort, 29 km (18 mi) northeast of Coldstream, offers various options for winter sports.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Historical Municipal Census Data: 1921–2011". BC Stats. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision". 2.statcan.gc.ca. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  4. ^ "Aboriginal Peoples - Data table". 2.statcan.ca. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  5. ^ [1]. Environment Canada. Accessed 15 February 2012.

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