Amery, Manitoba

Amery
Community
Amery is located in Manitoba
Amery
Amery
Location in Manitoba
Coordinates: 57°41′32″N 94°13′51″W / 57.69222°N 94.23083°W / 57.69222; -94.23083[1]Coordinates: 57°41′32″N 94°13′51″W / 57.69222°N 94.23083°W / 57.69222; -94.23083[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
RegionNorthern
MunicipalityGillam
Elevation
[2]
95 m (312 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Time Zone)
Area codes204, 431
GNBC CodeGAAQK

Amery is an unincorporated area and community in Census division 23 in Northern Manitoba, Canada,[1][3] located 7 kilometres (4 mi) northeast of the Limestone Generating Station (on the Nelson River). Administratively, it is part of the large Town of Gillam.

History

Amery was founded with the building of the Hudson Bay Railway in the early part of the second decade of the 20th century. When the originally intended final section line route north east to Port Nelson was abandoned, the new final section route north to Churchill, which opened in 1929, was branched off at Amery.

Transportation

Amery is the site of Amery railway station, served by the Via Rail Winnipeg–Churchill train.[4] It is also 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi) north of Manitoba Provincial Road 290.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Amery". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  2. ^ Elevation taken from Google Maps at coordinates. Accessed 2018-07-09.
  3. ^ a b Map 11 (PDF) (Map). Official highway map of Manitoba. Manitoba Infrastructure. July 2016. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  4. ^ "Amery train station". VIA Rail. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
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