BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Ellison Park
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Feature Types.
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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
Relative Location: NE side of Okanagan Lake, SW of Vernon, Osoyoos Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°10'31''N, 119°26'00''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/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Established per Order in Council 1147, 1 May 1962. Area extended per OIC 869, 12 May 1988, and by 1201/90. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 219 hectares (200 hectares of upland and 19 hectares of foreshore ha. more or less. See Ellison (community) for additional biographical information.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after Price Ellison (1852-1932), who settled here in 1876, and at one time owned or controlled 80% of the property in the area. In 1910, as a cabinet minister in the McBride government, Ellison and his daughter Myra accompanied a party of surveyors to explore and establish boundaries for what would become, the following year, Strathcona Park - British Columbia's first provincial park.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office