Sandwell 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: Shore of Lock Bay at NE end of Gabriola Island, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°11'06''N, 123°49'01''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/4

Origin Notes and History:

Established by Order in Council 1152, 16 June 1988. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 12 ha. more or less.

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

Donated to the province in July 1987 by Lawrence Killam, Westport Beach Estates; he requested that the park be named after Percy Sandwell, Jr., an early BC resident now deceased. (July 2006 advice from BC Parks)

Source: included with note