Kitty Coleman Provincial Park

Kitty Coleman Provincial Park, also known as Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park, is a Class C provincial park located in British Columbia, Canada. It is located on Vancouver Island, in the Comox Valley, south of the mouth of the Oyster River just northeast of Courtenay.[2]

Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park
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Strait of Georgia at Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park
Location in British Columbia
Map showing the location of Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park
LocationComox Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Nearest cityCourtenay
Coordinates49°47′20″N 124°59′46″W / 49.78889°N 124.99611°W / 49.78889; -124.99611Coordinates: 49°47′20″N 124°59′46″W / 49.78889°N 124.99611°W / 49.78889; -124.99611
Area10 ha (25 acres)
DesignationClass C Provincial Park
EstablishedNovember 14, 1944
Governing bodyBC Parks
WebsiteKitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park

Unlike most provincial parks, it is a Class 'C' provincial park, meaning it is run by a local community board. The beach is directly across from the sites and provides a beautiful view of Powell River and the surrounding beaches across the water. There are only pit toilets available, and no hook-up or sani-station for motorhomes. It is approximately 0.1 km2 in area.

HistoryEdit

The park was established on November 14, 1944 and was named after Kitty Coleman, a local First Nation member who left her tribe early to marry a white man.

Flora and faunaEdit

There are very tall Douglas Fir trees in the southern area. Wild onions also grow in the park.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Protected Planet | Kitty Coleman Beach Park". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  2. ^ "Kitty Coleman Beach Park". BC Geographical Names.

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