Nahatlatch Provincial Park Boundary Adjustment – Results



Engagement Summary

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invited the public to provide feedback about proposed boundary changes to Nahatlatch Provincial Park and Protected Area in the Fraser Canyon.
 
The Ministry is applying to BC Parks to adjust the boundary of the park as part of a land exchange with the Boston Bar First Nation. The proposed area is approximately 1.2 hectares, and is made up of two pieces of parkland on either side of the Nahatlatch Lake subdivision. This remote wilderness park is largely undeveloped, and mostly used for fishing, boating, camping and swimming. Boston Bar First Nation has committed to using the proposed lands in a manner consistent with park purposes. Proposals to amend the boundaries of provincial parks are reviewed under the Provincial Protected Area Boundary Adjustment Policy, Process and Guidelines.
 

Timeframe:

July 10, 2014 to August 29, 2014
 

Input Received:

The Ministry received approximately 20 submissions in response to the proposed park boundary adjustment.
 

Input leads to action:

The Ministry summarized the comments received and included all of them in the Stage 2 proposal to BC Parks for
further review.
 
Bill 15 of the Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act 2016 was passed on May 19, 2016 and included the removal of 1.2 hectares of land from Nahatlatch Park boundaries. Feedback from citizens and stakeholders as well as research, were all considered in the amendment of the park boundaries.