Series GR-1016 - Parks records

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Parks records

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GR-1016

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  • 1953-1977 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Parks Branch

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Originals, 12 cm

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(1957-1978)

Biographical history

The Parks Branch (also called the Provincial Parks Branch) was originally called the Parks and Recreation Division and until 1957 it reported to the Dept. of Lands and Forests. As of March 28, 1957 the name of the branch changed and began to report to the newly formed Dept. of Recreation and Conservation. The main objective of the branch was to plan, develop and maintain a parks system including camp-site and roadside picnic areas and marinas, capable of meeting the non-urban recreational needs of the people of British Columbia. Lands and waters for the use and enjoyment of the public were obtained, largely through establishing reserves of Crown Lands. When necessary to complete a land system of parks or a water system of marinas, acquisition is by purchase. Occasionally a gift of an area was made by a public spirited citizen.
On December 5, 1978, the Parks Branch was amalgamated with the Land Management Branch and the housing function of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to form the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing.

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Records of Prince George District and Omineca - Peace River Region. Includes annual reports, 1953-1957; public inquiries correspondence, 1962-1972; correspondence with the Prince George Chamber of Commerce re the B.C. Tourist Association, 1961-1962; Forest Service materials re forest fire suppression and the Youth Training programme, 1956-1957.

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Received from Omineca - Peace River Region, Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing, 1981.

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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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Accession number(s): G81-088

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