Desolation Sound 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: SE side Desolation Sound, NE of Campbell River (city), New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°06'09''N, 124°42'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/2

Origin Notes and History:

Established per OIC 174, 18 May 1973. Boundary extended to include Desolation Sound Marine Recreation Area per OIC 1201, 2 August 1990, the whole containing 8,256 ha. more or less. Addition of the Curme Islands area per Bill 29: Park Amendment Act 1997, 23 July 1997, the whole now containing 8,449 ha. more or less

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