Elk Lakes 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 BC-Alberta boundary, E of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°28'00''N, 115°05'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/6
Related Maps: 82J/11

Origin Notes and History:

Established per Bill 174 (schedule B), 18 May 1973, containing 13,000 acres. Area expanded to include Elk Lakes Recreation Area per Bill 53: Park Amendment Act 1995, 13 July 1995, the whole containing 17,245 ha.

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