Shuswap Lake 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: 24 sites on Shuswap Lake, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°01'20''N, 119°01'45''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82M/3
Related Maps: 82L/14
82L/15
82M/2
82M/3

Origin Notes and History:

Shuswap Lake Marine Park established by Order in Council 1050, 9 May 1980, comprising 14 sites. Boundaries extended to include foreshore at each of the 14 sites per OIC 872, 12 May 1988. Boundary extensions to 5 of the sites per OIC 0798, 14 June 1993. Eleven additional sites established per OIC 0796, 14 June 1993. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 53: Park Amendment Act 1995, 13 July 1995, the whole now containing 991 ha. more or less. Hermit Bay Site redescribed per Bill 86, Park Amendment Act 1999, 28 June 1999. Two additional sites established per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000. Mara Point site added and 4 other sites cancelled or amalgamated per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004. St. Ives site boundary redescribed per Bill 38-2008: Protected Areas of British Columbia (Conservancies and Parks) Amendment Act, 23 May 2008; the whole now containing approximately 894.33 hectares (600.05 hectares of upland and 294.28 hectares of foreshore).

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

1. Albas Site - NW shore Seymour Arm: 124 hectares (101 hectares of upland and 23 hectares of foreshore); 2. Aline Hill Site - S of Cinnemousun Narrows: 20 hectares (10 hectares of upland and 10 hectares of foreshore); 3. Anstey View Site - W shore Anstey Arm: 12.5 hectares (6.5 hectares of upland and 6 hectares of foreshore); 4. Beach Bay Site - E side Seymour Arm: 67 hectares (50 hectares of upland and 17 hectares of foreshore); 5. Bughouse Bay Site: 34 hectares (13 hectares of upland and 21 hectares of foreshore); 6. Cottonwood Beach Site - E shore Seymour Arm: 12 hectares (6 hectares of upland and 6 hectares of foreshore); 7. Encounter Point Site - W shore Seymour Arm: 41 hectares (23 hectares of upland and 18 hectares of foreshore); 8. Fowler Point Site - W shore Seymour Arm, near head: 21.4 hectares (8.9 hectares of upland and 12.5 hectares of foreshore); 9. Hermit Bay Site - E side Salmon Arm (peninsula): 78 hectares (57 hectares of upland and 21 hectares of foreshore); 10. Horseshoe Bay Site - N shore Shuswap Lake: 9.83 hectares (4.25 hectares of upland and 5.58 hectares of foreshore); 11. Hungry Cove Site - N of Sicamous Narrows: 86.2 hectares (62.2 hectares of upland and 24 hectares of foreshore); 12. Mara Point Site: 5.8 hectares (3.8 hectares of upland and 2 hectares of foreshore); 13. Marble Point Site - N of Sicamous: 174.9 hectares (111.7 hectares of upland and 63.2 hectares of foreshore); 14. Nielsen Beach Site - E shore Seymour Arm: 17.6 hectares (9.1 hectares of upland and 8.5 hectares of foreshore); 15. Paradise Point Site - N shore Salmon Arm: 65.5 hectares (53 hectares of upland and 12.5 hectares of foreshore); 16. Roberts Bay Site: 26 hectares (21 hectares of upland and 5 hectares of foreshore); 17. St.Ives Site - SW of Cinnemousun Narrows: 4.7 hectares (2.7 hectares of upland and 2 hectares of foreshore); 18. Shuswap Lake East Site - SE of Cinnemousun Narrows: 1.1 hectares (0.5 hectares of upland and 0.6 hectares of foreshore); 19. Swall Site: 7 hectares (4 hectares of upland and 3 hectares of foreshore); 20. Tiilis Beach Site - E side Salmon Arm (peninsula): 27 hectares (23 hectares of upland and 4 hectares of foreshore); 21. Twin Bays Site - W shore Anstey Arm: 15.3 hectares (7.3 hectares of upland and 8 hectares of foreshore); 22. Two Mile Creek Site - W shore Seymour Arm: 17.1 hectares (8.1 hectares of upland and 9 hectares of foreshore); 23. Woods Landing Site - W shore Seymour Arm: 17 hectares (9 hectares of upland and 8 hectares of foreshore); 24. Woods Landing South Site - W shore Seymour Arm; 10.5 hectares (5.5 hectares of upland and 5 hectares of foreshore).

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