Golden Ears 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: Between Pitt and Stave Rivers, S of Garibaldi Provincial Park, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°30'00''N, 122°25'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/8
Related Maps: 92G/10
92G/7
92G/8
92G/9

Origin Notes and History:

Golden Ears Park established per Order in Council 3835, 14 December 1967, being the southern projection of Garibaldi Park. Area expanded per OIC 1293, 16 April 1973, to include an additional 2,400 acres formerly part of Garibaldi Park. Area expanded per OIC 1267, 9 April 1974, the whole now containing 137,376 acres. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation, and area expanded per Bill 29: Park Amendment Act 1997, 23 July 1997, the whole now containing 56,360 ha. more or less. The area formerly known as Mount Judge Howay Park was amalgamated into Golden Ears Park per Bill 17-2000, Parks & Protected Areas Act, 29 June 2000; the whole now containing 62,540 ha. Boundary redescribed per Bill 74-2004: Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 21 October 2004; the whole now containing approximately 62,539 hectares.

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

Named for the Golden Ears, a prominent twin-peaked mountain within the park, whose local native name is "T'lagunna".

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