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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

How do I pronounce Coeur d’Alene?

Coeur d’Alene is pronounced core-da-lane.
Where does the name Coeur d’Alene come from?

Early French-speaking fur traders names Coeur d’Alene Lake. According to legend, the traders believed the local Indians to be sharp traders and called the lake Coeur d’Alene since their hearts were as sharp as an awl. In 1878 Fort Sherman was established and the city began to grow. Coeur d’Alene was incorporated in 1887 and continued to flourish. It is a town with a rich background in lake streamers, fur trading, logging, and mining.

How do I get there?

Coeur d’Alene is easy to reach, located off Interstate 90 only 40 miles away from the Spokane International Airport. The Coeur d’Alene Airport provides charter and private air service, with the capacity to land 34-seat passenger planes. Missoula, Montana is 180 miles to the east, and Seattle, Washington, is 330 miles to the west. The Canadian border is 90 miles to the north.

Elevation:

Coeur d’Alene is 2,152 feet above sea level

Climate:

Coeur d’Alene has short, warm, dry, and mostly clear summers and the winters are very cold and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 86°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 95°F. The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from October 31 to March 21. The average snowfall in Coeur d’Alene is 69.8 in.

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Coeur d’Alene Must See & Do!

  • The Coeur d’Alene Resort
  • The Floating Boardwalk
  • Cruise the Lake
  • Hike around Tubbs Hill
  • Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley
  • Hike around Mineral Ridge
  • Farmers Market located Downtown every Wednesday
  • For more information visit
  • www.cdachamber.com

 

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