BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Silver Star Park
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
Provincial Park - Legally defined land area, under provincial jurisdiction, for camping, outdoor recreation, and preservation of wildlife
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NE of City of Vernon, Osoyoos Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°22'40''N, 119°04'45''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82L/6
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Origin Notes and History:

Silver Star Provincial Park established by Order in Council 60, 17 May 1940. Redescribed per OIC 1740, 24 July 1958. Name and status changed to Silver Star Recreation Area 9 June 1978 on 82L/6. Name and status changed back to Silver Star Park per OIC 392, 21 March 1989. Area removed per OIC 1855, 17 December 1992, the whole now containing 6092 ha, more or less. Redescribed per OIC 522, 18 April 2001, the whole now containing 5582 ha. more or less. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 38-2008: Protected Areas of British Columbia (Conservancies and Parks) Amendment Act, 23 May 2008; the whole now containing approximately 5573 hectares.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office