Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage 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: Between Lillooet Lake and Lytton, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°15'00''N, 122°00'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/8
Related Maps: 92I/4
92I/5
92J/1
92J/8

Origin Notes and History:

"Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park" established per Order in Council 1411, 22 November 1995, containing 107,191 ha. Name identified as Stein Valley Park per Bill 29, Park Amendment Act 1997, 23 July 1997, the whole still containing 107,191 ha. Abbreviated form of the name confirmed by BC Parks Planning Branch 23 May 2000. "Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park" reinstated per Bill 15-2001: Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act 2001, 11 April 2001; the whole still containing 107,191 ha. more or less.

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

"The name comes from the Nlaka'pamux word "Stagyn", which means "hidden place" referring to the fact that the valley and the extent of the watershed is not very noticeable from the Stein River's mouth on the Fraser River. The valley has been extremely important to the Nlaka┬┐pamux people for thousands of years, both spiritually and for sustenance...." (BC Parks website)

Source: included with note