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Beaumont - Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

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Note: Beaumont is an official Parks Canada site on the Gulf Islands Marine Trail.

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Site Data

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Official information

Beaumont Provincial Park lies within the Nechako Plateau bordered to the west and north by the Hazelton, Skeena and Omineca mountains.

The park offers a beautiful, sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing and a variety of facilities for water-oriented activities enhance visitor enjoyment.

Beaumont now offers walk-in sites with beach access. Each site is equipped with a fire ring and picnic table.

Established Date: February 16, 1960
Park Size: 178 hectares

History

"This park is rich in historical significance. Here, natives traversed well-used trails to trade with other settlements. Later, explorers and fur traders journeyed between Fort Fraser, Fort McLeod and Fort St. James on these same trails. Situated on the southeastern shores of Fraser Lake, the park occupies the site of historic Fort Fraser established by Simon Fraser in 1806. Originally known as Natleh, its site was chosen for its commanding view of the lake and summer breezes which kept the mosquitoes at bay. Beaumont Provincial Park was a gift of Captain E.G. Beaumont, a great benefactor of provincial parks. Besides Beaumont, two other parks were made possible through his generosity." (BC Parks website, December 2013)

Nearby Launch Locations

Port Browning, North Pender Island: https://www.bcmarinetrails.org/bc-map?mapitem=7467

Lyall Harbour, Saturna Island: https://www.bcmarinetrails.org/bc-map?mapitem=6611

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ejensen
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2018-09-16 03:49
This entry has conflated park information between Beaumont on Pender with Beaumont Park near Fort Fraser
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