Big Bunsby Marine Park

Feature Type:Provincial Marine Park - A park designated and administered by the Province, primarily for water-oriented activities, that may or may not be only accessible by boat.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Checleset Bay, NW side of Vancouver Island just E of Brooks Peninsula, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°06'10''N, 127°31'50''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/4

Origin Notes and History:

Big Bunsby Park established per OIC 589/96, 30 April 1996, containing 658 ha. Name changed to Big Bunsby Marine Park per Bill 29: Park Amendment Act 1997, 23 July 1997, to reflect naming conventions for provincial marine parks. Redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole containing approximately 627 hectares (272 hectares of upland and 355 hectares of foreshore). Boundary redescribed per Bill 10-2009: Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 20 October 2009; the whole now containing approximately 622 hectares (267 hectares of upland and 355 hectares of foreshore). Boundary redescribed per Bill 20-2010: Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 22 June 2010; the whole now containing 619 hectares (267 hectares of upland and 352 hectares of foreshore).

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