Maquinna 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: Extending NW from Hot Springs Cove to Hesquiat Harbour, NW of Tofino, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°24'00''N, 126°21'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92E/8

Origin Notes and History:

Maquinna Park was established per Order in Council 19/55, 7 January 1955. Area expanded per OIC 1933, 21 December 1990 to include the entire south end of Openit Peninsula, the whole containing 39 ha. more or less. Name changed to Maquinna Marine Park and area expanded per Bill 53: Park Amendment Act 1995, 13 July 1995, extending to Hesquiat Harbour, the whole now containing 2,667 ha. (1.269 hectares upland and 1,398 hectares of foreshore) more or less.

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

The original 35 acres was donated to the province for parkland by Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Clarke of Hot Springs Cove.

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