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seasonal population increases. In winter, logging and oil rig
activities bring in approximately 2,000 people and during the summer
tourist season, April through September, about 140,000 visitors travel
through the area.
Fort Nelson is located at Historical Mile 300 on the Alaska Highway, 454 km north of Dawson Creek.
Fort Nelson is
the service centre of the Northern Rockies Regional District, an area
of 85,808 square kilometres (9500 square miles), which comprises
approximately 10% of the total area of the province of British Columbia.
Fort Nelson is situated at an elevation of 1,383 feet (421.5 meters).
Fort Nelson enjoys a dry climate with an annual average precipitation of 448.5 mm (17.7") and 106 frost free days.
Fort Nelson has an average temperature November through February of -18°C and June through August, of 15.5°C. Temperature in summer is often in the 30s and in winter it can dip to -40°C. Occasionally the area experiences significant wind chill although this is not the norm.
April 06, 2006 change by giorgio