Big Bar 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: W side Big Bar Lake, W of 70 Mile House, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°18'40''N, 121°48'52''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92P/5

Origin Notes and History:

Established as a Class A Provincial Park per Order in Council 3438, 27 October 1969, containing 445 acres. Increased per OIC 4360, 21 December 1970; OIC 2163, 6 June 1972; OIC 290, 12 January 1974 - the whole now containing 808 acres. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation and boundary redescribed per Bill 17: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 12 June 2000; the whole containing 332 ha. more or less. Redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statues Amendement Act 2004, the whole now containing approximately 368 hectares (333 hectares of upland and 35 hectares of foreshore).

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