Kitty Coleman Provincial Park

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Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park (6942517582).jpg
Strait of Georgia at Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park
Location British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city Courtenay
Coordinates 49°47′20″N 124°59′46″W / 49.78889°N 124.99611°W / 49.78889; -124.99611Coordinates: 49°47′20″N 124°59′46″W / 49.78889°N 124.99611°W / 49.78889; -124.99611
Area 0.1 km²
Established November 14, 1944
Governing body BC Parks

Kitty Coleman Provincial Park, also known as Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park, is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. It is located on Vancouver Island, in the Courtney/Comox area, south of the mouth of the Oyster River just northeast of Courtenay.[1] Unlike most provincial parks, it is a Class 'C' provincial park, meaning it is run by a local community board., and is usually filled with local campers. The beach is directly across from the sites and provides a beautiful view of Powell River and the surrounding beaches across the water. There are only pit toilets available, and no hook-up or sani-station for motorhomes. It is approximately 0.1 km2 in area.

History[edit]

The park was established on November 14, 1944 and was named after Kitty Coleman, a local First Nation member who left her tribe early to marry a white man.

Flora and fauna[edit]

There are very tall Douglas Fir trees in the southern area. Wild onions also grow in the park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kitty Coleman Beach Park". BC Geographical Names.

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