Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

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Skaha Bluffs Park
Aerial view of the South End of Sun Valley at Skaha Bluffs Park
Map showing the location of Skaha Bluffs Park
Map showing the location of Skaha Bluffs Park
Location within British Columbia
LocationCanada
Coordinates49°26′45″N 119°33′40″W / 49.44583°N 119.56111°W / 49.44583; -119.56111Coordinates: 49°26′45″N 119°33′40″W / 49.44583°N 119.56111°W / 49.44583; -119.56111
Area489 ha (1,210 acres)
Established1955

Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Skaha Bluffs lies within the asserted territory of the Okanagan Nation Alliance. World-class climbing opportunities are found at Skaha Bluffs, recreational climbing has been occurring in the area since the 1980s.[1]

History[edit]

The greater land area holds tremendous spiritual and cultural significance to the Okanagan Nation. The park was created by the Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 2009 with 179 ha of land adjacent to Skaha Lake, south of Penticton. The Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 2010 added more land to the park, making it a total of 489 ha.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skaha Bluffs Park". British Columbia, Ministry of Environment. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  2. ^ "Okanagan Lake Park". BC Geographical Names.