Barkerville Park

Feature Type:Provincial Park - Legally defined land area, under provincial jurisdiction, for camping, outdoor recreation, and preservation of wildlife.
Status:
Relative Location: SE of Wells, E of Quesnel, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°05'19''N, 121°30'47''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93H/4

Origin Notes and History:

Barkerville Historic Park established per Order in Council 26, 12 January 1959. Area increased to 160.23 acres per OIC 457, 24 February 1960. Area increased to 1130 acres per OIC 3215, 2 October 1973. Barkerville Historic Park dissolved per Order in Council #1950, 20 October 1988, and two properties created: Barkerville Park (Provincial Park) and Barkerville Historic Town (Provincial Heritage Property). Barkerville Park converted from OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 12 June 2000; the whole containing approximately 55 hectares. Barkerville Park repealed per Bill 15-2006: Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 29 March 2006, brought into force by Order in Council 552/12, 18 July 2012.

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

3 sites: Government Hill Site (3 hectares); Lowhee Site (20 hectares); Forest Rose Site (32 hectares). The 3 campsites continue to be operated by a private licensee (2010).

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Named in association with Barkerville, in turn named after the prospector who struck it rich there. See also Barkerville Historic Town.

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