Eskers 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 of Nukko Lake, NW of Prince George, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°05'05''N, 123°12'50''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93J/3

Origin Notes and History:

Established by Order in Council 2330, 4 December 1987, containing 1603 hectares more or less. Redescribed per OIC 1201/90. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation and area expanded per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole now containing 3979 ha. more or less. Boundary extended per Bill 15: Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 19 May 2010, the whole now containing approximately 4044 hectares.

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

So-called because of the abundance of eskers in the area; an esker is a long narrow ridge of stratified silts, gravel & rock deposited by glacier meltwater streams, and left behind after the disappearance of the glacier.

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