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Fort Nelson Travel Guide, British Columbia

Fort Nelson is a small town in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is located in the northeastern part of British Columbia. Fort Nelson is also the only existing municipality in the famous North Rockies Regional District (which was formerly known as Fort Nelson – Liard Regional District) of British Columbia.

This small town is surrounded by thick green forests which belong to the famous Great Boreal Forest of Canada. Under this Fort Nelson Travel Guide we will provide some basic characteristics of this town.

Fort Nelson Travel Guide - Economy

The major reason behind this town’s formation was the industrial activities which were taking toll. Most of the economical activities are linked to forestry and oil and gas. This reflects that Fort Nelson is an important natural resource for British Columbia as well as for Canada.

Fort Nelson also boasts of the famous oil field namely Great Sierra (which is also famous by the name of Helmet Area). It is one of the largest gas and oil fields in British Columbia. This oil field is located in the north eastern part of Fort Nelson. Most of the drilling jobs in this oil field are done during winter as it is easy to cross these roads.

Fort Nelson Travel Guide - Climate

This town is located at the confluence of two rivers namely Prophet and Muskwa. It is the presence of these rivers that controls the climate of Fort Nelson. The total precipitation is around 452 mm. June and July receives the highest rainfall while December and January receives the lowest rainfall. The annual average temperature for Fort Nelson is just below the freezing point. The highest temperature can touch the heights of 37 degrees Celsius in July.

The town has its airport which connects it to other neighboring cities. Many important highways also pass through this town. Along with this Fort Nelson Travel Guide we have many other travel guides in our archives. Do read them too.

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