Fossli 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: S side of Stirling Arm, Sproat Lake, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°15'00''N, 124°57'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/2
Related Maps: 92F/2
92F/7

Origin Notes and History:

Fossli Park established per Order in Council #3564, 7 November 1974, containing 130 acres. Name of the park adjusted to Fosselli Park per OIC #2795, 2 November 1978. Name of the park changed back to original spelling - "Fossli Park" - per OIC #1971, 10 September 1981. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 53 ha. more or less.

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

These 130 acres were donated to the province for parkland by Helen and Armour Ford. Helen Ford had inherited this property from her father, who in turn had purchased it from an early settler, Mr. Faber. Mr. Faber had called his property "Fossli" after a village in Eidfjord, Norway; fossli or fosseli is a Norwegian word meaning "waterfall in the valley". (BC Parks website)

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