Height of the Rockies 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: On BC-Alberta boundary, E of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°29'00''N, 115°13'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/6
Related Maps: 82J/11
82J/3
82J/6
82J/7

Origin Notes and History:

Secured as British Columbia's first Forest Service Wilderness Area in 1987. Upgraded to a Class A provincial park by Bill 53: Park Amendment Act 1995, 13 July 1995, containing 54,208 ha. Photographs in Beautiful British Columbia magazine, Winter 1998, p.23.

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