Ryan 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: NE of junction of Hawkins Creek and Moyie River, E of Creston, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°08'10''N, 116°01'55''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/1

Origin Notes and History:

Established per Order in Council 1971, 3 September 1959. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 58 ha. more or less.

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

Named in association with nearby CPR Station called "Ryan," in turn after an early hotelkeeper at Cranbrook.

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