BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Eskers 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: W of Nukko Lake, NW of Prince George, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 54°05'05''N, 123°12'50''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.: 93J/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Established by Order in Council 2330, 4 December 1987, containing 1603 hectares more or less. Redescribed per OIC 1201/90. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation and area expanded per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole now containing 3979 ha. more or less. Boundary extended per Bill 15: Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 19 May 2010, the whole now containing approximately 4044 hectares.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
So-called because of the abundance of eskers in the area; an esker is a long narrow ridge of stratified silts, gravel & rock deposited by glacier meltwater streams, and left behind after the disappearance of the glacier.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office