Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park

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Sun-Oka Beach
Mouth of Trout Creek during winter
Map showing the location of Sun-Oka Beach
Map showing the location of Sun-Oka Beach
Location within British Columbia
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Coordinates49°34′02″N 119°38′13″W / 49.56722°N 119.63694°W / 49.56722; -119.63694Coordinates: 49°34′02″N 119°38′13″W / 49.56722°N 119.63694°W / 49.56722; -119.63694
Area30 ha (74 acres)
Established1969
OperatorBC Parks

Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Established as Claybanks Beach Park in 1969[1], the park covers a total area of 30 hectares, the park also conserves 558m of shoreline and 100m of Okanagan Lake foreshore[2].

Conservation[edit]

A small portion of rare old growth cottonwood riparian habitat adjacent to Trout Creek is protected. The cottonwoods and associated wetland thickets provide food and shelter for a variety of birds, insects and small mammals. Birds seen in the area include the northern oriole, warbling vireos and the Lewis's woodpecker.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sun-Oka Beach Park". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ a b "Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park". British Columbia, Ministry of Environment. Retrieved 2015-02-10.