Discovery Island Marine Park

Feature Type:Provincial Marine Park - A park designated and administered by the Province, primarily for water-oriented activities, that may or may not be only accessible by boat.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just E of Victoria off Oak Bay, in entrance to Haro Strait, Victoria Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°25'30''N, 123°14'15''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/6

Origin Notes and History:

Established by Order in Council 2882, 27 July 1972, containing 151 acres. Redescribed per OIC 1201/90 (date not cited). Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 61 ha. more or less. Redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole now containing approximately 67 hectares.

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