Premier Lake 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 of Skookumchuck, between Canal Flats and Cranbrook, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°55'05''N, 115°38'36''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/13

Origin Notes and History:

Established as a Class "C" park per Order in Council 946, 30 July 1940. Upgraded to Class "A" park per OIC 3412, 21 September 1972. Boundary extended per OIC 1586, 9 July 1981, the whole now containing 662 ha. more or less. Boundary adjusted per OIC 677/84. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation, and boundary extended per Bill 86, Park Amendment Act 1999, 28 June 1999, the whole now containing 837 ha. more or less.

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