Fort Liard

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Fort Liard
Echaot'l Koe
—  Hamlet  —
Fort Liard is located in Northwest Territories
Fort Liard
Coordinates: 60°14′27″N 123°28′11″W / 60.24083°N 123.46972°W / 60.24083; -123.46972Coordinates: 60°14′27″N 123°28′11″W / 60.24083°N 123.46972°W / 60.24083; -123.46972
CountryCanada
TerritoryNorthwest Territories
RegionDehcho Region
ConstituencyNahendeh
Census divisionRegion 4
Incorporated (hamlet)1 April 1987
Government
 • MayorJulie Capot-Blanc
 • Senior Administrative OfficerJohn McKee
 • MLAKevin Menicoche
Area
 • Land67.96 km2 (26.24 sq mi)
Elevation216 m (709 ft)
Population
 • Total583
 • Density8.6/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal codeX0G 0A0
Area code(s)867
Telephone exchange770
Prices
- Living cost132.5A
- Food price index135.4B
Websitewww.fortliard.com
Sources:
Community Governance Data List,[1]
2006 Canada Census,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A 2005 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]
^B 2004 figure based on Yellowknife = 100[5]
 
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Fort Liard
Echaot'l Koe
—  Hamlet  —
Fort Liard is located in Northwest Territories
Fort Liard
Coordinates: 60°14′27″N 123°28′11″W / 60.24083°N 123.46972°W / 60.24083; -123.46972Coordinates: 60°14′27″N 123°28′11″W / 60.24083°N 123.46972°W / 60.24083; -123.46972
CountryCanada
TerritoryNorthwest Territories
RegionDehcho Region
ConstituencyNahendeh
Census divisionRegion 4
Incorporated (hamlet)1 April 1987
Government
 • MayorJulie Capot-Blanc
 • Senior Administrative OfficerJohn McKee
 • MLAKevin Menicoche
Area
 • Land67.96 km2 (26.24 sq mi)
Elevation216 m (709 ft)
Population
 • Total583
 • Density8.6/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal codeX0G 0A0
Area code(s)867
Telephone exchange770
Prices
- Living cost132.5A
- Food price index135.4B
Websitewww.fortliard.com
Sources:
Community Governance Data List,[1]
2006 Canada Census,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A 2005 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]
^B 2004 figure based on Yellowknife = 100[5]
The Sleeping Giant - This is the view from the top of the hill heading into the Hamlet.

Fort Liard (Slavey language: Echaot'l Koe "people from the land of the giants") is a hamlet in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located 37 km (23 mi) north of the British Columbia border. It became accessible by road in 1984 with the completion of the Liard Highway (Northwest Territories Highway 7 and (British Columbia Highway 77).

The Hamlet of Fort Liard has two stores to choose from: The General Store and the The North West Company store. It has a school "Echo Dene School", with a student population of about 150 from K-12. It also has a nursing station, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment, and a Recreation Centre (complete with a swimming pool, skating rink, youth centre and a multi-court). There is a fuel center that sells gasoline, diesel fuel, propane, emergency survival kits and convenience items. There is also a traditional craft store which sells locally made craft items.

Population is 583 according to the 2006 Census the majority of which are First Nations.[2] In 2009 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 572 with an average yearly growth rate of 0.5 from 1996.[5]

The Dene of the community are represented by the Acho Dene Koe Band and the Métis by Fort Liard Metis Local 67. Both groups belong to the Deh Cho First Nations Tribal Council.[6][7]

Historical populations
YearPop. %±
1996538
1997528-1.9%
1998525-0.6%
19995372.3%
20005716.3%
20015811.8%
20025932.1%
2003572-3.5%
20046065.9%
2005594-2.0%
20066041.7%
2007593-1.8%
2008576-2.9%
2009572-0.7%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics[5]

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Climate

Fort Liard has a borderline subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc), just short of a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb), characterized by extreme variation of temperatures between seasons. Temperatures can be very warm in the summer, and very cold in the winter.

Climate data for Fort Liard
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)9.5
(49.1)
15.0
(59.0)
18.0
(64.4)
25.0
(77.0)
32.5
(90.5)
32.1
(89.8)
34.5
(94.1)
34.6
(94.3)
30.5
(86.9)
23.0
(73.4)
12.0
(53.6)
15.3
(59.5)
34.6
(94.3)
Average high °C (°F)−18.6
(−1.5)
−12.4
(9.7)
−3.1
(26.4)
8.8
(47.8)
16.5
(61.7)
22.0
(71.6)
23.2
(73.8)
21.0
(69.8)
15.4
(59.7)
4.5
(40.1)
−10.5
(13.1)
−16.7
(1.9)
4.2
(39.6)
Daily mean °C (°F)−22.5
(−8.5)
−17.6
(0.3)
−9.6
(14.7)
2.2
(36.0)
9.9
(49.8)
15.4
(59.7)
17.2
(63.0)
15
(59)
9.7
(49.5)
0.4
(32.7)
−14
(6.8)
−20.5
(−4.9)
−1.2
(29.8)
Average low °C (°F)−26.3
(−15.3)
−22.8
(−9.0)
−16.1
(3.0)
−4.4
(24.1)
3.1
(37.6)
8.7
(47.7)
11.1
(52.0)
9.0
(48.2)
3.9
(39.0)
−3.7
(25.3)
−17.5
(0.5)
−24.1
(−11.4)
−6.6
(20.1)
Record low °C (°F)−46.7
(−52.1)
−44
(−47.2)
−38.3
(−36.9)
−30.5
(−22.9)
−9.5
(14.9)
0.5
(32.9)
2.0
(35.6)
−1.7
(28.9)
−11.7
(10.9)
−30
(−22.0)
−43
(−45.4)
−45
(−49.0)
−46.7
(−52.1)
Precipitation mm (inches)23.5
(0.925)
19.7
(0.776)
17.2
(0.677)
23.0
(0.906)
42.9
(1.689)
57.9
(2.28)
85.8
(3.378)
59.6
(2.346)
40.7
(1.602)
29.4
(1.157)
25.0
(0.984)
22.5
(0.886)
447.2
(17.606)
Source: Environment Canada[8]

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