Coquihalla Canyon 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: At junction of Nicolum and Coquihalla Rivers, E of Hope, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°22'13''N, 121°22'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/6

Origin Notes and History:

Coquihalla Canyon Recreation Area established by Order in Council 986, 15 May 1986. Upgraded to Class A park and name changed to Coquihalla Canyon Park, per Bill 29: Park Amendment Act 1997, 23 July 1997, the whole containing 151.3 ha. Boundary redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole now containing approximately 159 hectares.

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