Elk Falls 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: E end of John Hart Lake, at NW side of Campbell River (city), Sayward Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°02'30''N, 125°19'15''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/3

Origin Notes and History:

Established per Order in Council #1689, 20 December 1940, contaiing 2558.1 acres. Boundary redescribed per OIC 2050, 3 September 1958; OIC 1976, 30 June 1966; OIC 356, 29 January 1971; OIC 3150, 30 August 1971; OIC 2242, 1977 (date not cited), the whole now containing 2686 acres. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000, the whole containing 1807 ha. more or less. Boundary redescribed per Bill 5: Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 16 March 2013, the whole now containing approximately 1,055 hectares.

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