Christie Memorial Provincial Park

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Christie Memorial
Looking over Lake Skaha from the park
Map showing the location of Christie Memorial
Map showing the location of Christie Memorial
Location within British Columbia
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Coordinates49°21′N 119°34′W / 49.350°N 119.567°W / 49.350; -119.567Coordinates: 49°21′N 119°34′W / 49.350°N 119.567°W / 49.350; -119.567

Christie Memorial Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located in the town of Okanagan Falls at the south end of Skaha Lake.

The park was established on 5 October 1965, in remembrance of RCAF Pilot Officer Robert G. Christie, DFM. Christie was serving as a Navigator (flight officer) with No. 97 Squadron RAF when he was killed in action 23 September 1943. As the only serviceman from Okanagan Falls killed in action during World War II, this Provincial Park was named after him.

He is buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp-Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany, grave 8. C. 18.

References[edit]

  • BC Parks webpage
  • "Christie Memorial Park". BC Geographical Names.