Mackenzie River drainage
Surrounding Bad River (James Creek), between Parsnip and McGregor Rivers
54°23’04” N 121°33’20” W — Map 93I/5 — Google — GeoHack
Name officially adopted in 2000. Official in BC — Canada
Established 29 June 2000 per Bill 17-2000, Protected Areas of British Columbia Act; the whole containing 13,887 ha. more or less.
This is a unique watershed that straddles the Continental Divide. Arctic Lake drains northwest into the Parsnip River thence the Peace River and eventually into the Mackenzie River and the Arctic Ocean. Portage and Pacific Lakes sit at the headwaters of Bad River (James Creek), which drains into Herrick Creek, thence McGregor River, which empties into the Fraser River on the way to the Pacific Ocean. The park also encloses Little Lake on Bad River.
There does not appear to be a name for this pass between the Arctic and Pacific watersheds.
- British Columbia Geographical Names. Government of BC. Arctic Pacific Lakes Park. BCGN