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Nechako Canyon Protected Area

Nechako Canyon Protected Area
Map showing the location of Nechako Canyon Protected Area
Map showing the location of Nechako Canyon Protected Area
LocationBulkley-Nechako RD, British Columbia
Coordinates53°37′59″N 124°55′34″W / 53.633°N 124.926°W / 53.633; -124.926
Area1,246 ha (4.81 sq mi)
DesignationProtected Area
Established6 July 2000
Governing bodyBC Parks
WebsiteNechako Canyon Protected Area

Nechako Canyon Protected Area is a protected area of the BC Parks system, located on the Nechako River between Knewstubb Lake (formed by the Kenny Dam of the Nechako Diversion) and Cheslatta Falls at the mouth of the Cheslatta River. The Nechako Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Nechako, is carved into a lava plateau and features erosive formations such as rock walls, overhanging cliffs, pinnacles and other formations, and the protected area includes Cheslatta Falls.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Nechako Canyon Protected Area". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  2. ^ BC Parks info page on Nechako Canyon Protected Area
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