Cape Scott 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: Extreme NW and N shoreline of Vancouver Island, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°44'00''N, 128°20'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 102I/9
Related Maps: 102I/16

Origin Notes and History:

Established as Class A Provincial Park per Bill 174, 18 May 1973, containing 37,200 acres. Boundary amendments per OIC 1201, 2 August 1990 and OIC 361, 12 March 1992. Addition of Nahwitti-Shushartie site per Bill 53: Park Amendment Act 1995, 13 July 1995; addition of property acquired through exchange per Bill 23: Park Amendment Act 1997, 23 July 1997, the whole now containing 22,220 ha. Redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole now containing approximately 22,294 hectares (17,322 hectares of upland and 4,972 hectares of foreshore). See photographs in 1970 BC Parks booklet "Cape Scott Park Proposal"

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