Sproat 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 end of Sproat Lake, W of Port Alberni (city), Alberni Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°17'43''N, 124°55'46''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/7

Origin Notes and History:

Sproat Lake Park established per Order in Council 1684, 6 June 1966, containing 98 acres. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 39 ha. more or less. Area extended per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole now containing approximately 43 hectares.

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

Prior to designation as a provincial park, this property was held by MacMillan Bloedel and managed for public recreation purposes by the company as Smith Landing Park.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.