Mount Robson 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, E of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°58'00''N, 118°50'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/15
Related Maps: 83D/10
83D/14
83D/15
83D/16
83D/9

Origin Notes and History:

Established by Order in Council, 1 March 1913. Area added per OIC 1268, 9 April 1974, the whole now containing 543,204 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 224,866 ha. more or less. Boundary redescribed per Bill 50-2004: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole containing approximately 224,852 hectares. Boundary redescribed per Bill 24-2007: Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 3 May 2007; the whole containing approximately 224,374 hectares. Area expanded per Bill 15: Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 19 May 2010, the whole now containing approximately 225,285 hectares.

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. (undated) description of park on file cover M.1.63.

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