Parks and Protected Areas Regional Boundaries

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - BC Parks - Provincial Services
Licensed under Access Only

The spatial representation for Parks and Protected Areas Administrative Regions. A Parks and Protected Area Administrative Region is an administrative area established by the Ministry and is an administrative area which is used to manage regional activites.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


To support regional administration of parks and protected areas.

Lineage Statement

Data must meet provincial standards and is highly consistent. Prior to release, data goes through quality assurance by contractors, regional offices, and headquarters. Data set is highly structured.

Contact Information

NameGlenna Erlandson (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationBC Parks - Provincial Services

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2013-08-01
Record Last Modified 2020-11-03
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Short Name: PARK_REG
Comments: This layer contains Provincial Protected Areas Branch (BC Parks) Region administrative structure boundaries. Boundaries were compiled existing provincial 1:20,000 cadastral, TRIM and watershed data and/or provincial Legal Surveys Division's cadastral datasets existing in the provincial land title registry systems., Large scale Integrated Cadastral (large scale) may have been used in specific park data. This layer utilizes multi-part polygon geometry.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
REGION_NUMBER REG_NUM NUMBER 11 REGION NUMBER contains the provincial region boundary number officially approved by Provincial Protected Areas Branch (BC Parks). This is a user maintained primary key. E.g., 1, 2, or 3
REGION_NAME REG_NAME VARCHAR2 100 REGION NAME contains the provincial region boundary name officially approved by Provincial Protected Areas Branch (BC Parks). E.g., West Coast Region
FEATURE_CODE F_CODE VARCHAR2 10 FEATURE CODE contains a value based on the Canadian Council of Surveys and Mapping's (CCSM) system for classification of geographic features.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM AREA_SQM NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters