Ashcroft, British Columbia

village in British Columbia, Canada

Ashcroft is a village in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Ashcroft is found in Thompson Country in the Interior of British Columbia. The population of Ashcroft was 1,628 in 2011.[2]

The Corporation of the
Village of Ashcroft[1]
The historic fire hall in Ashcroft which was rebuilt after a major fire in 1919.
The historic fire hall in Ashcroft which was rebuilt after a major fire in 1919.
Ashcroft is located in British Columbia
Location of Ashcroft in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°43′32″N 121°16′50″W / 50.72556°N 121.28056°W / 50.72556; -121.28056
Country Canada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionThompson Country-South Cariboo
Regional DistrictThompson-Nicola Regional District
Incorporated as a Village1952
 • TypeElected village council
 • MayorJack Jeyes
 • Governing bodyAshcroft Village Council
 • MPJati Sidhu (Liberal)
 • MLAJackie Tegart (BC Liberals)
 • Total51.45 km2 (19.86 sq mi)
335.2 m (1,099.7 ft)
 • Total1,558
 • Density32.3/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Postal Code
V0K 1A0
HighwayHighway 97C
WaterwaysKamloops Lake
Bonaparte River
Thompson River

The village of Ashcroft was founded in the 1860s which was during the Cariboo Gold Rush, by two English brothers named Clement Francis Cornwall and Henry Pennant Cornwall who were the founders of Ashcroft Ranch. They emigrated to Canada from Ashcroft, at Newington Bagpath in Gloucestershire.[3] The village is sometimes recognized as the "twin" to nearby Cache Creek, which is on the major highway unlike Ashcroft.

The village is sister cities with Bifuka, Hokkaido in Japan.[4] Ashcroft has a mild and dry climate, with long warm to hot summers, and short moderate winters with only light snowfall. It has the distinction of being the only true arid desert region in Canada.

References change

  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. "Census Profile". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
  3. "History". Ashcroft. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
  4. "Our Sister City". Ashcroft. Archived from the original on 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2014-12-31.

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