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McBride is a village located in the Robson Valley region of British Columbia, Canada. The village is located 210 km (130 mi) southeast of Prince George, British Columbia, and 166 km (103 mi) west of Jasper, Alberta. Incorporated in 1932, McBride is a community with a variety of natural beauty surrounding it.HistoryMcBride was founded in 1913 as Mile 90 of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The village received its name after the serving premier, Sir Richard McBride. McBride's early industries were rail, shipping, forest harvesting and agricultural development of the valley. In 1970 transportation for McBride changed with the opening of Highway 16 (Yellowhead), which enabled vehicles to travel through the valley.McBride is rich in farmland in the valley bottom, with a mix of forest and alpine surrounding the valley. This unique mixture allows McBride to be a prime location for many industries. Current industries for McBride are railroad, forest, tourism, small businesses and agriculture. Barley, oats, forage crops and pasture are the main agricultural activities supported by dark gray Doré clay loam to clay and gray Rausch clay.ClimateMcBride is relatively wet, especially in the summer. Precipitation occurs 21 days on average during the month of July. Only nearby Crescent Spur gets more rain days in July in all of Canada.McBride Community Forest CorporationMcBride Community Forest Corporation is a corporation that is owned by the Village of McBride. MCFC was set up in 2002 to manage community forest tenure for the village and the surrounding area. The Community Forest license grants the village exclusive rights to harvest Crown timber from approximately 60,000 hectares of land. MCFC is able to serve the social, economic and environment needs for McBride's forest industry. MCFC manages "the forest for all of its products potential rather than just timber."
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