Thurston Bay 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.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW side Sonora Island, N of Campbell River (city), Sayward Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°22'25''N, 125°19'40''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/6
Related Maps: 92J

Origin Notes and History:

Established by Order in Council 1400, 23 April 1970. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 389 ha. more or less. Boundary redescribed per Bill 24-2007: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 3 May 2007; the whole now containing approximately 531 hectares (320 hectares of upland and 211 hectares of foreshore).

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