Juan de Fuca 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: Along SW side Vancouver Island between Port San Juan and River Jordan, Renfrew Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°29'10"N, 124°16'59"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92C/8
Related Maps: 92C/8

Origin Notes and History:

Juan de Fuca Marine Trail Park established by Order in Council 454, 4 April 1996: a 47 km corridor linking China Beach Park, Loss Creek Park, Parkinson Creek Park and Botanical Beach Park. All 5 provincial parks and connecting trails were consolidated into a single entity, to be known as Juan de Fuca Park, per Bill 29: Park Amendment Act 1997, 23 July 1997, the whole containing 720 ha. more or less. Boundary redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole now containing approximately 1,528 hectares (1,381 hectares of upland and 147 hectares of foreshore).

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

The 47-km Juan de Fuca Marine Trail stretches along the western shoreline of southern Vancouver Island, from China Beach (just west of River Jordan) to Botanical Beach (near Port Renfrew). Link to http://www.sookeoutdoors.com/juandefucatrail/ (April 2005)

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.