Gilbert Plains

Gilbert Plains is an unincorporated urban community in the Gilbert Plains Municipality, Manitoba, Canada, that was classified as a town prior to January 1, 2015.

Gilbert Plains
Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba.
Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba.
Gilbert Plains is located in Manitoba
Gilbert Plains
Gilbert Plains
Location of Gilbert Plains in Manitoba
Coordinates: 51°08′52″N 100°29′21″W / 51.14778°N 100.48917°W / 51.14778; -100.48917Coordinates: 51°08′52″N 100°29′21″W / 51.14778°N 100.48917°W / 51.14778; -100.48917
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
MunicipalityGilbert Plains Municipality
Census DivisionNo. 16
Government
 • MPRobert Sopuck
 • MLAStan Struthers
Area
 • Total2.70 km2 (1.04 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total785[1]
 • Density291/km2 (750/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-16
Decrease3.2%
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal Code
R0L 0C1, ROL 0X0
Area code(s)204
HighwaysPTH 5
RailwaysCanadian National
NTS Map62N1 Dauphin
GNBC CodeGBSLM
Website[1]
[1]

It is situated on the Valley River, in the Parkland Region between Riding Mountain National Park and Duck Mountain Provincial Park.[2]

Gilbert Plains was featured during season 3 of the CBC program Still Standing.[3] The episode originally aired on September 5, 2017.

HistoryEdit

Incorporated in 1906, the original townsite was some miles to the south. The community was named for Gilbert Ross, a Métis man who was living in the region when the first European settler, Glenlyon Campbell, arrived.

On 1 January 2015, the Town of Gilbert Plains relinquished its town status when it amalgamated with the Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains to form the Gilbert Plains Municipality.[4]

MediaEdit

A local newspaper, The Exponent, serviced both Gilbert Plains and its neighboring town, Grandview. The Exponent closed on 24 February 2017, after 117 years of operation.[5]

TransportationEdit

The community is located on Highway 5 and the CN railway line between Dauphin and Grandview, approximately 250 miles (400 km) northwest of Winnipeg. Gilbert Plains railway station receives Via Rail service. The community previously had an airport.[6]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Gilbert Plains
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
12.0
(53.6)
23.0
(73.4)
35.5
(95.9)
37.5
(99.5)
36.1
(97.0)
36.1
(97.0)
39.5
(103.1)
36.1
(97.0)
31.5
(88.7)
21.1
(70.0)
12.5
(54.5)
39.5
(103.1)
Average high °C (°F) −11.0
(12.2)
−7.7
(18.1)
−0.9
(30.4)
9.6
(49.3)
17.4
(63.3)
22.1
(71.8)
25.3
(77.5)
24.4
(75.9)
17.8
(64.0)
10.0
(50.0)
−1.3
(29.7)
−8.8
(16.2)
8.1
(46.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.6
(2.1)
−13.6
(7.5)
−6.9
(19.6)
3.0
(37.4)
10.3
(50.5)
15.6
(60.1)
18.5
(65.3)
17.2
(63.0)
11.1
(52.0)
4.0
(39.2)
−6.1
(21.0)
−13.9
(7.0)
1.9
(35.4)
Average low °C (°F) −22.1
(−7.8)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−12.8
(9.0)
−3.6
(25.5)
3.1
(37.6)
9.0
(48.2)
11.6
(52.9)
9.9
(49.8)
4.3
(39.7)
−2.1
(28.2)
−10.8
(12.6)
−18.9
(−2.0)
−4.3
(24.3)
Record low °C (°F) −43.5
(−46.3)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−40.6
(−41.1)
−28.9
(−20.0)
−13.0
(8.6)
−3.5
(25.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
−11.7
(10.9)
−20.0
(−4.0)
−38.9
(−38.0)
−40.0
(−40.0)
−43.5
(−46.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 20.2
(0.80)
15.1
(0.59)
29.1
(1.15)
28.1
(1.11)
58.9
(2.32)
85.6
(3.37)
76.4
(3.01)
70.2
(2.76)
53.3
(2.10)
36.4
(1.43)
23.6
(0.93)
24.4
(0.96)
524.4
(20.65)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.2
(0.01)
0.4
(0.02)
6.8
(0.27)
12.9
(0.51)
54.0
(2.13)
85.6
(3.37)
76.4
(3.01)
70.2
(2.76)
51.4
(2.02)
26.7
(1.05)
3.3
(0.13)
0.6
(0.02)
388.6
(15.30)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 20.0
(7.9)
14.7
(5.8)
22.2
(8.7)
15.2
(6.0)
4.9
(1.9)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
1.8
(0.7)
9.7
(3.8)
20.4
(8.0)
24.4
(9.6)
132.8
(52.3)
Source: Environment Canada[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2016 census profile". Census Canada. Retrieved 2020-07-28.
  2. ^ "Maps: Gilbert Plains". Gilbert Plains Government. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Still Standing, Season 3, Episode 12: Gilbert Plains, Manitoba". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  4. ^ "The Municipal Amalgamations Act (C.C.S.M. c. M235): Town of Gilbert Plains and Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains Amalgamation Regulation" (PDF). Government of Manitoba. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  5. ^ Clarke, Tyler (9 April 2017). "Exponent closes after 117 years". The Brandon Sun. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  6. ^ "CJH2 - Airport". GCMap. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Gilbert Plains". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved September 23, 2015.