Vargas Island 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: W side Vargas Island at entrance to Clayoquot Sound, just NW of Tofino, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°11'21''N, 126°01'50''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92E/1
Related Maps: 92E/1

Origin Notes and History:

Established per Bill 53: Park Amendment Act 1995, 13 July 1995. Area confirmed per Bill 86, Park Amendment Act 1999, 28 June 1999, the whole containing 5788 hectares (1749 hectares of upland and 4039 hectares of foreshore). Boundary redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole now containing approximately 5805 hectares (1543 hectares of upland and 4262 hectares of foreshore).

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