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Memory Island Provincial Park

Memory Island Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Memory Island Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Memory Island Provincial Park
Location in British Columbia
Map showing the location of Memory Island Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Memory Island Provincial Park
LocationShawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nearest cityShawnigan Lake
Coordinates48°36′50″N 123°38′00″W / 48.61389°N 123.63333°W / 48.61389; -123.63333
Area0.915 ha (2.26 acres)
Established23 August 1945
Governing bodyBC Parks
Memory Island Provincial Park

Memory Island Provincial Park is a provincial park located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It was established by BC Parks on 23 August 1945 to protect a small island located at the southern end of Shawnigan Lake.

Name origin

It was named as a memorial to two Victoria men - Allan Mayhew and Kenneth Scharff - who lost their lives in World War II.[2]: 171 

Geography

Covering only 0.915 hectares (2.26 acres), Memory Island is the second smallest provincial park in British Columbia after Seton Portage Historic Provincial Park.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Protected Planet | Memory Island Park". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  2. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2
  3. ^ "Memory Island Park". BC Geographical Names.
  4. ^ Environment, Ministry of. "About BC Parks - BC Parks - Province of British Columbia". bcparks.ca. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
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Memory Island Provincial Park
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