Bijoux Falls 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: Surrounding mouth of Bijoux Creek, just S of Pine Pass, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°18'46''N, 122°40'08''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93O/7

Origin Notes and History:

Established per Order in Council 532, 16 March 1956; confirmed 27 August 1974. Conversion of OIC to Statue designation and boundary redescribed per Bill 17: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 12 June 2000; the whole containing 41 ha. more or less. Redescribed per Established per Bill 50: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole now containing approximately 30 hectares.

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

The name is descriptive of the water, sparkling like jewels ("bijoux"). See Bijoux Creek.

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