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Great Glacier Provincial Park

Great Glacier Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Great Glacier Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Great Glacier Provincial Park
LocationKitimat-Stikine, British Columbia, Canada
Nearest townWrangell, Alaska
Coordinates56°50′00″N 131°50′00″W / 56.83333°N 131.83333°W / 56.83333; -131.83333
Area9,300 ha (36 sq mi)
EstablishedJanuary 25, 2001
Governing bodyBC Parks
WebsiteGreat Glacier Provincial Park

Great Glacier Provincial Park is a provincial park in the Stikine Country region of British Columbia, Canada. It was established on January 25, 2001 to protect Great Glacier and the surrounding mountainous terrain. The park lies in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation about 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of the Tahltan community of Telegraph Creek.

History

According to the legends of the Tahltan and Tlingit First Nations, Great Glacier once spanned the entire width of the Stikine River to meet the toe of Choquette Glacier on the eastern side of the valley. The glacier was also the site of the last major battle between the Tahltan and Tlingit First Nations many generations ago.[2]

Geography

Great Glacier Park is located in the Boundary Ranges of British Columbia between the lower Stikine River and the Canada–United States border with Alaska. Immediately across the river from Great Glacier Park is Choquette Hot Springs Provincial Park, which protects a collection of hot springs and associated wetlands.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Protected Planet | Great Glacier Park". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  2. ^ a b "Management Direction Statement for Great Glacier Provincial Park" (PDF). bcparks.ca. 2003-03-01. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
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