Coeur d’Alene pronounced (Core-da-lane) was incorporated in 1887, primarily known for it’s large lake, fur trading, logging and mining, and is now better known for it’s year round recreational activities. Located in Northern Idaho, Coeur d’Alene is surrounded by scenic mountains and more than twenty pristine lakes, including the well-known Lake Coeur d’ Alene. Coeur d’ Alene is a resort town, with the Coeur d’Alene Resort taking up a prominent portion of the city’s downtown. This charming town is also located near two major ski resorts, with Silver Mountain Resort to the east in Kellogg, Idaho and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort to the north in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Coeur d’ Alene county is 1,310 square miles, including 70 square miles of water, and 245,000 acres of national forest and 33,000 acres of state timberland. Coeur d’ Alene is a destination for regional, national and international travelers; and is host to many world class events including Ironman CDA, Art on the Green, and Car d’lane, among many others.
Coeur d’ Alene is easy to reach, located off Interstate 90 only 40 miles away from the Spokane International Airport, 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.
- Boise, Idaho: 389
- Canadian Border: 109
- Glacier National Park: 230
- Missoula, Montana: 167
- Moscow, Idaho: 87
- Portland, Oregon: 377
- Sandpoint, Idaho: 46
- Seattle, Washington: 312
- Spokane, Washington: 32
- Sun Valley, Idaho: 481
City of Coeur d’ Alene – 45,843 (2011 U.S. Census Bureau)
Kootenai County – 137,475 (2008 U.S. Census Bureau)
Coeur d’ Alene is 2,152 feet above sea level.
Average High Temperatures: 86 F in July, 61 F in October, 34 F in January, 59 F in April
Average Annual rainfall: 26 inches
Average Annual snowfall: 30 to 80 inches