Arctic Pacific Lakes 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 Bad River (James Creek), between Parsnip and McGregor Rivers, NE of Prince George, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°23'05''N, 121°33'20''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93I/5
Related Maps: 93I/5
93I/6

Origin Notes and History:

Established 29 June 2000 per Bill 17-2000, Protected Areas of British Columbia Act; the whole containing 13, 887 ha. more or less.

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

This is a unique watershed that straddles the Continental Divide - water flows to both the Pacific and the Arctic Oceans: Arctic Lake drains northwest into the Parsnip River thence the Peace River and eventually into the Arctic Ocean; Portage and Pacific Lakes sit at the headwaters of Bad River (James Creek), which drains into Herrick Creek thence McGregor River, which empties into the Fraser River on the way to the Pacific Ocean.

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