Call it a Spring discovery. Hole in the Wall Provincial Park's boundary doesn't currently include the limestone cliff after which it is named. No joke.
The Province is seeking to amend the boundary for Hole in the Wall Provincial Park, to include a cave stream at the base of limestone cliff near the Sukunka River. The namesake was previously omitted in the creation of the park's boundaries.
Established in 2000, the park is located approximately 75 km southwest of Chetwynd via Highway 29 and the Sukunka Forest Service Road.
A driving tour in Tumbler Ridge is the best way to access the site, stretching 69 km of pavement.
“It’s a little bit further, just outside our Geopark boundary, but certainly an impressive geological site in our area,” said Mayor Keith Bertrand.
16 hectares will be added to the existing 137 hectare park once the boundary is defined.
Tumbler Ridge was asked for input on the change in March by BC Parks.
“They’re actually just finding the park boundary, the boundary didn’t actually include the geological feature,” said Bertrand. “I think this is a well needed correction.”
Bertrand says not much is expected to change for his community, but he is curious about potential Treaty Land Entitlement selections for local First Nations.
The Park was recommended as a Protected Area in the 1999 Dawson Creek Land and Resource Management Plan.
BC Parks could not be reached for immediate comment.