Kokanee Creek Provincial Park

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Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
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Map showing the location of Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
Location of Kokanne Creek Provincial Park in British Columbia
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Nearest cityNelson, British Columbia
Coordinates49°36′00″N 117°08′00″W / 49.60000°N 117.13333°W / 49.60000; -117.13333Coordinates: 49°36′00″N 117°08′00″W / 49.60000°N 117.13333°W / 49.60000; -117.13333
Area260 hectares
Established1955
Visitors326,785 [2] (in 2017-18)
Governing bodyBC Parks

Kokanee Creek Provincial Park is a provincial park on the west shore of Kootenay Lake in the West Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. Highway 3A bisects the park 19 kilometres (12 mi) east of Nelson.

Established as a BC Provincial Park in 1955, it encompasses 260 hectares of sandy beaches, deltas, and coniferous forest.[3][4]

Kitto (or Kitto's, or Kittos) Landing was formerly at this location. Believed to be named after Henry Richard Kitto, who farmed the land from 1910, a government wharf existed by 1912. The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. hauled ore from its Molly Gibson mine to this landing. During the 1920s, the place fell into obscurity.[5]

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  1. ^ "Protected Planet | Kokanee Creek Park". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  2. ^ "BC Parks 2017/18 Statistics Report" (PDF). bcparks.ca. 2018. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  3. ^ "Kokanee Creek Provincial Park". www.env.gov.bc.ca.
  4. ^ "Kokanee Creek Park". BC Geographical Names.
  5. ^ "Nelson Star, 13 Jul 2015". www.nelsonstar.com.


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