BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Kakwa 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: Adjoining BC-Alberta boundary, E of Prince George, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 54°03'00''N, 120°20'00''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.: 93I/1
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 93H/15
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Origin Notes and History:

Kakwa Recreation Area established per Order in Council 472, 14 March 1987, containing 127,690 ha. more or less. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation, area extended and status changed to a provincial park, to be known as Kakwa Park, per Bill 8: Park Amendment Act 1999, 28 June 1999, the whole now containing 170, 890 hectares more or less. Boundary redescribed per Bill 49: Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act 2012, 31 May 2012, the whole now containing approximately 171,973 hectares.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office