Spokane is located along the eastern border of Washington State in the heart of the Inland Northwest. The largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis, Spokane is 18 miles west of the Idaho border border and 110 miles south of the Canadian border.

The link above has a navigable map of the city of Spokane

As the county seat, Spokane serves as a hub for business, retail and financial services, and is the major health care provider to a 36-county region encompassing parts of Montana, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, Alberta as well as Washington. This Inland Northwest region expands across 80,000 square miles and is home to nearly two million residents who live, work and enjoy this recreational paradise.

The topography of the land varies from rolling wheat fields to snowcapped mountains, from lush forests to deserts and from pristine lakes to raging rivers. To the west lies the gradually sloping Columbia River Basin; the land north toward Canada is a forested mountainous region; to the east the precipitous Rocky Mountains thrust toward the heavens; and the rolling hills of the Palouse to the south are the worlds largest producer of peas and lentils.

Mileage to Spokane From
Boise, ID 391   Calgary, AL 487
Coeur d'Alene, ID 33   Coulee Dam, WA 85
Denver, CO 1,204   Glacier Park, MT 287
Los Angeles, CA 1,126   Minneapolis, MN 1,349
Nelson, BC 179   Portland OR 348
Seattle, WA 289   Vancouver, BC 402
Yellowstone Park, WY 437  

The city of Spokane, currently home to 192,800 people, is one of the most populous cities in the northwestern part of the United States, including Alaska, and is the second largest city in Washington State. Spokane County encompasses 1,758 square miles and has a population of 402,600.

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City of "Spokane
Spokane County
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Spokane is four-season country, each contributing to the region's unique lifestyle. Situated between the Rocky and Cascade mountain ranges, Spokane is protected from damp coastal weather like that of Seattle, as well as continental type winters. The growing season extends from mid-April to mid-October.

Summer weather is ideal for full enjoyment of the many mountain and lake recreational areas in the vicinity. Winter weather includes occasional snowfalls of several inches. Nearby mountainous winter sport areas receive a great deal more snow and sometimes enjoy a five to six month long season.

Yearly Climate Averages
Snow/Ice Pellets
16 to 22
Temperature Averages  


Photographs at the top of this page Jeff Tetrick.

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