Bonaparte 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: Just S of Bonaparte Lake, E of 70 Mile House, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°09'20''N, 120°29'20''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92P/1
Related Maps: 92P/1

Origin Notes and History:

Established per Order in Council 585/96, 30 April 1996, containing 11,811 ha. Boundary adjustments along the north and northeast sides per Bill 29: Park Amendment Act 1997, 23 July 1997, to more closely match the intent of the Kamloops Land Use Plan; the whole containing 12,486 ha. Redescribed per Bill 17: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 12 June 2000, the whole now containing 11,848 ha. more or less. Named in association with nearby Bonaparte River. Redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole containing approximately 11,833 hectares.

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