Series GR-0481 - Report on BC roadhouses and on Cottonwood House

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Report on BC roadhouses and on Cottonwood House

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GR-0481

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  • 1978 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Parks Branch

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Photocopy, 164 pages

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(1957-1978)

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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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"Report on interim research project: Socio-Cultural Aspects B.C. Roadhouses" prepared by Virginia Careless. An "Outline for Tour of Cottonwood House" accompanies the report.

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Presented by Virginia Careless in 1978.

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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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see GR-354 and GR-318.

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Accession number(s): GR-0481

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  • Box: GR0481-0001