Belcher, Manitoba

Belcher
Railway point
Belcher is located in Manitoba
Belcher
Belcher
Location in Manitoba
Coordinates: 57°56′07″N 94°10′18″W / 57.93528°N 94.17167°W / 57.93528; -94.17167[1]Coordinates: 57°56′07″N 94°10′18″W / 57.93528°N 94.17167°W / 57.93528; -94.17167[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
RegionNorthern
Census division23
Elevation
[2]
80 m (260 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Time Zone)
Area codes204, 431
GNBC CodeGACCK

Belcher is an unincorporated area and railway point in Census division 23 in Northern Manitoba, Canada.[1][3]

History

Belcher was founded with the building of the Hudson Bay Railway in the third decade of the 20th century. When the originally intended final section line route to Port Nelson was abandoned, the construction of the new route of the final section from Amery north to Churchill, which opened in 1929, led to its founding. Belcher lies on the line between the settlements of M'Clintock to the south and Cromarty to the north, about 90 kilometres (56 mi) south of Churchill.[3]

Transportation

Belcher is the site of Belcher railway station, served by the Via Rail Winnipeg–Churchill train.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Belcher". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  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. ^ "Belcher train station". VIA Rail. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
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