French Beach 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: E of Point No Point, W of Sooke at S end Vancouver Island, Renfrew Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°23'38''N, 123°56'37''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/5

Origin Notes and History:

Established by Order in Council 291, 24 January 1974. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 59 ha. more or less. Boundary redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole now containing approximately 55 hectares.

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

Property acquired originally in 1885 by James George French, a brother of Field Marshall Lord French, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in the First World War.

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