Takla Lake Marine Park

Feature Type:Provincial Marine Park - A park designated and administered by the Province, primarily for water-oriented activities, that may or may not be only accessible by boat.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: 3 sites on Takla Lake, NE of Smithers, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°07'40''N, 125°39'36''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93N/4
Related Maps: 93M/9
93N/12
93N/4
93N/5

Origin Notes and History:

Takla Lake Marine Park established by Order in Council 800, 14 June 1993, further identified as the "Sandy Point Site", containing 98 ha. more or less. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 53: Park Amendment Act 1995, 13 July 1995. Two sites added per OIC 63, 25 January 2001. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 15-2001: Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 2001, 11 April 2001, the whole park now containing approximately 550 hectares (313 hectares of upland and 237 hectares of foreshore).

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

1. Sandy Point Site - 160 hectares (115 hectares of upland and 45 hectares of foreshore) at 55° 07' 44" x 125° 39' 36"; 2. Takla West Site - 41 hectares (31 hectares of upland an 10 hectares of foreshore) at 55° 34' 34" x 126° 07' 00"; 3. White Bluff Site - 349 hectares (167 hectares of upland and 182 hectares of foreshore) at 55° 31' 54" x 126° 02' 35".

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