Okanagan Mountain Park

Feature Type:Provincial Park - Legally defined land area, under provincial jurisdiction, for camping, outdoor recreation, and preservation of wildlife.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Okanagan Lake, opposite Peachland, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°43'42''N, 119°38'21''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/12
Related Maps: 82E/12

Origin Notes and History:

Established per Order in Council 2889, 24 August 1973. Boundary changed per OIC 2070, 26 July 1979, and per OIC 698, 31 April 1983, and per OIC 280, 12 May 1988; the whole now containing 10,542 ha. more or less. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 29: Park Amendment Act 1997, 23 July 1997; the whole still containing 10,542 ha. more or less. Boundary redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole now containing approximately 11,038 hectares (10,839 hectares of upland and 199 hectares of foreshore). Boundary redescribed per Bill 15-2016 Protected Areas of BC Amendment Act, 19 May 2016; the whole now containing approximately 11, 296 hectares.

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