Skagit Valley 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: Adjoining W side of E.C. Manning Provincial Park, E of Chilliwack, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°07'00''N, 121°10'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/3
Related Maps: 92H/2

Origin Notes and History:

Skagit Valley Recreation Area established by Order in Council 4037, 6 December 1973, containing 80,500 acres, including 3700 acres formerly designated as Skagit River Park. Upgraded to provincial park status, to be known as Skagit Valley Park, per OIC 1308, 2 November 1995, containing 27,948 ha. more or less. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole still containing 27,948 ha. more or less. Area expanded per Bill 49: Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 31 May 2012, the whole now containing approximately 27,964 hectares.

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