Eastgate

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: At E entrance of E.C. Manning Provincial Park, S of Princeton, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°08'16''N, 120°36'49''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/2

Origin Notes and History:

The dual name "Eastgate (community) / (Manning Park Post Office)" was adopted 30 June 1982 on 92H/2. The dual name dismantled into its' component parts, Eastgate (community) and Manning Park (Post Office), in July 1993 by Ottawa; BOTH names to be labelled on BC maps

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Manning Park Post Office was opened 2 July 1953, located at 49 04 - 120 47 in the community of Manning Park. The post office was relocated 1 April 1977 to the community of Eastgate, at the east entrance to the park.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office