Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park

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Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park
Location of Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park in British Columbia
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Nearest cityGold River
Coordinates49°33′53″N 125°33′12″W / 49.56472°N 125.55333°W / 49.56472; -125.55333Coordinates: 49°33′53″N 125°33′12″W / 49.56472°N 125.55333°W / 49.56472; -125.55333
Area33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Established1965
Governing bodyBC Parks

Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park is a 33 km² provincial park on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the southern extremity of Buttle Lake and is completely surrounded by the much larger and more extensively protected Strathcona Provincial Park.
Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park contains the copper, gold and zinc-producing Myra Falls Operations, which is owned by NVI Mining Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Breakwater Resources Limited.
The area was separated out of the rest of Strathcona Provincial Park in 1965. It is currently designated as a Class-B provincial park, and is expected to be absorbed by the rest of Strathcona Provincial Park once mining operations cease.
Hiking, backcountry camping, and fishing are common park actitivies.

Mining Operations at Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park

External links[edit]

  • "Strathcona-Westmin Park". BC Geographical Names.
  • BC Parks- Strathcona Westmin Provincial Park