Nuntsi 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: W side of Taseko River, surrounding Nuntsi Creek, between Alexis Creek and Nemaiah Valley (communities), Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°44'35''N, 123°47'05''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92O/12
Related Maps: 92O/12
92O/13

Origin Notes and History:

"Taseko Park, also known as Nunsti Park" [sic] established per Bill 53: Park Amendment Act 1995, 13 July 1995, the whole containing 20,898 ha. Name changed to Nunsti Park [sic] per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole still containing 20,898 ha. more or less. Spelling corrected to Nuntsi Park and boundary redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole containing approximately 20,570 hectares (20,538 hectares of upland and 32 hectares of foreshore).

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

Named in association with Nuntsi Creek, although the park name was mis-spelled "Nunsti" in both Bill 53: Park Amendment Act 1995 and in Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act. Correctly spelled in Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004

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