Roberts Memorial Park

Feature Type:Provincial Park - Legally defined land area, under provincial jurisdiction, for camping, outdoor recreation, and preservation of wildlife.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of Stuart Channel just N of Yellow Point, SE of Nanaimo, Cedar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°03'48''N, 123°46'33''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/4

Origin Notes and History:

Established by Order in Council 1162, 22 May 1980. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 14 ha. more or less.

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

"The park contains unique sandstone ledges. These ledges are part of the geological heritage of Vancouver Island and represent ancient sea beds. The ledges serve as a haul-out location for sea lions, which can often be spotted basking in the sun in this area. Great Blue herons, Bald eagles and a variety of seabirds can also be spotted in the park, which was donated to the province by May Vaughan Roberts in memory of her husband and daughter." (BC Parks website, 2002)

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