Mount Assiniboine 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: Adjoining BC-Alberta boundary, NE of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°56'40''N, 115°44'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/13
Related Maps: 82J/13
82O/4

Origin Notes and History:

Established by Order in Council 6 February 1922, containing approximately 13,000 acres. Area expanded per OIC 1205, 9 April 1973, the whole now containing 96,500 acres more or less. Redescribed per OIC 1201/90. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 39,050 ha. more or less.

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

One of seven national and provincial parks that together comprise the 26,583 sq. km World Heritage Site known as Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.

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