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County Boundary Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 75

Contents
 1 Division of British Columbia into counties
 2 Limits of counties bounded by water
 3 Power of Lieutenant Governor to remedy and settle boundaries
 4 Alteration: effect on process
 5 County of Cariboo
 6 County of Kootenay
 7 County of Nanaimo
 8 County of Prince Rupert
 9 County of Vancouver
 10 County of Victoria
 11 County of Westminster
 12 County of Yale

Division of British Columbia into counties

1  For all purposes of the administration of justice, and if it is not otherwise provided in an Act relating to a special branch of it, and for all other purposes dealt with in any Act if the provisions of this Act are incorporated or referred to, British Columbia is divided into divisions known and described as "counties".

Limits of counties bounded by water

2  (1) The limits of all counties bounded or partially bounded by the sea extend to the boundary of the jurisdiction of the courts of British Columbia.

(2) The limits of all counties on any inlet, gulf or strait, lake, bay or river extend to the middle of the inlet, gulf or strait, lake or bay, and to the middle of the main channel of the river and, unless otherwise provided, also include all the islands the whole or the greater part of which are comprised within the outlines of the counties prolonged.

Power of Lieutenant Governor to remedy and settle boundaries

3  (1) The Lieutenant Governor may by proclamation

(a) annex any small tract of land, not forming part of a county, to a county, or partly to one or more counties to which it may be adjacent, and

(b) settle any doubt which may arise or exist in regard to the boundaries on the ground of a county.

(2) If the Lieutenant Governor exercises the power under subsection (1) (a), the tract then forms part of the county to which it is annexed.

(3) If the Lieutenant Governor exercises the power under subsection (1) (b), the boundaries are then the boundaries between the counties affected for the distance specified.

Alteration: effect on process

4  (1) A sheriff, the boundaries of whose county are at any time altered, may, despite the alteration, proceed on and complete the enforcement or service within the limits of the old county of any final process in the sheriff's hands at the time of the alteration, or of any renewal of the process, or of any subsequent process in the same suit.

(2) The acts of the sheriff are valid to the same extent as if the alteration had not been made.

County of Cariboo

5  All that portion of British Columbia contained within the following boundaries is to be known as the County of Cariboo:

Commencing at the northeast corner of the Province; thence westerly along the northerly boundary of the Province to the 126th meridian of West longitude; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of the watershed of the Peace River; thence westerly, southerly and southeasterly along the boundary of the watershed of the Peace River to the point thereon which lies due North of mile-post 34 as set on the 55th parallel of North latitude as established by survey upon the ground; thence South to said mile-post; thence westerly along said surveyed parallel to the 125th meridian of West longitude; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Indian Reserve No. 2, (Soyandostar); thence easterly and southerly along the boundaries of said Indian reserve to the southeast corner thereof, being a point on the northerly shore of Trembleur Lake; thence easterly, southerly and westerly following the shore of said lake to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 3654, Range 5, Coast Land District; thence westerly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 3654 to the more northerly southwest corner thereof; thence due South to meet the line drawn due West from the more southerly southwest corner of Lot 3654; thence East to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 2842; thence easterly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 2842 to the southeasterly corner thereof, being a point on the northerly shore of Stuart Lake; thence westerly along said shore to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 4953; thence easterly along said boundary to the northeast corner of Lot 4953; thence southerly along the easterly boundaries of Lots 4953 and 4952 to the southeasterly corner of Lot 4952, being a point on the northerly shore of Whitefish Lake; thence westerly, southerly, and easterly along the shore of said lake to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 4951; thence easterly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 4951 to the northerly boundary of Lot 5034; thence westerly, southerly, and easterly along the boundaries of Lot 5034 to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 3257; thence easterly along said boundary of Lot 3257 to the northeast corner thereof; thence southerly along the easterly boundaries of Lots 3257, 3254, 3832, 6399, and 5989 to the southeast corner of Lot 5989; thence westerly along the southerly boundary of Lot 5989 to the southwest corner thereof; thence southerly along the westerly boundaries of Lots 5998 and 2495 to the southwest corner of Lot 2495; thence easterly along the southerly boundary of Lot 2495 to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 2570; thence easterly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 2570 to the southeast corner thereof; thence westerly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 2571 to the southwesterly corner thereof, being a point on the northerly bank of the Stellako River; thence in a straight line to the northeasterly corner of Lot 2563; thence southerly following the easterly boundary of Lot 2563 to the southeasterly corner thereof, being a point on the northerly shore of Francois Lake — all the lots herein above mentioned, beginning with Lot 3654, being in Range 5, Coast Land District; thence easterly, southerly, and westerly along the shore of said lake to the northwesterly corner of Lot 1677, Range 4, Coast Land District; thence southerly and easterly along the boundaries of Lot 1677 to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the 53rd parallel of North latitude as established by survey upon the ground; thence westerly along said surveyed parallel to mile-post 93 as set thereon; thence due West to the Cascade Mountains, as defined by the Interpretation Act; thence southeasterly along the Cascade Mountains to the easterly boundary of the watershed of the streams flowing westerly and southerly into Toba and Jervis Inlets and into Howe Sound; thence southeasterly along said boundary to the northerly boundary of the watershed of the Soo River; thence easterly along said boundary to the point of intersection thereof with the line drawn on a bearing of N45ºW from the post as established by survey on the parallel of North latitude of 50º14' about 8 chains West of Soo River; thence S45ºE to said survey-post; thence East along said parallel to the easterly boundary of the watershed of Green River; thence southerly along said boundary to the northerly boundary of the watershed of Billygoat Creek; thence southeasterly along said boundary to the point thereon which lies due West of the northwest corner of Lot 5536, Group 1, New Westminster Land District; thence East to said corner; thence easterly along the northerly boundary of Lot 5536 to the northeast corner thereof; thence due East to the Cascade Mountains; thence southerly along the Cascade Mountains to the northerly boundary of the watershed of Nahatlatch (Salmon) River; thence easterly along said boundary to the northerly boundary of Township 12, Range 27, West of the 6th meridian; thence easterly along the northerly boundaries of Township 12 in Ranges 27, 26 and 25 West of the 6th meridian to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the Nicola River; thence northerly along said boundary to the northwesterly boundary of the watershed of Prospect Creek; thence northeasterly along said boundary and that of the northwesterly boundary of the watershed of Nuaitch Creek to the West boundary of Township 14, Range 23, West of the 6th meridian; thence northerly along said boundary of said township to the northwest corner thereof; thence easterly along the North boundary of said township to the westerly boundary of Indian Reserve No. 10 (Nooaitch); thence northerly, easterly and southerly along the boundaries of said Indian reserve to the point of intersection of the easterly boundary thereof with the southerly boundary of Section 3 of Township 15, Range 23, West of the 6th meridian; thence easterly along the southerly boundary of said township and that of Township 15, Range 22, West of the 6th meridian, to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Guichon (Mamit) Creek; thence northerly and easterly along said boundary to the easterly boundary of Township 19, Range 22, West of the 6th meridian; thence northerly along said easterly boundary and that of Township 20 of said Range 22 to the northerly bank of the Thompson River; thence easterly along said riverbank to the southeasterly corner of Lot 2457, Kamloops Land District; thence northwesterly along the easterly boundary of Lot 2457 and that of the Deadman Creek Indian Reserve to the West boundary of Township 21, Range 21, West of the 6th meridian; thence northerly along said boundary and that of Township 22, Range 21, to the southwest corner of Section 18 thereof; thence easterly along the southerly boundaries of Sections 18, 17, 16, 15, 14 and 13 of said township and the southerly boundary of Section 18 of Township 22, Range 20, West of the 6th meridian, to the southeast corner of Section 18; thence northerly following the easterly boundaries of Sections 18, 19, 30 and 31 to the North boundary of said Township 22; thence easterly along said boundary to the easterly boundary of the watershed of Criss Creek; thence in a general northeasterly direction along said boundary to the northerly boundary of Township 23, Range 18, West of the 6th meridian; thence westerly along said boundary to the southeast corner of Section 1, Township 24, Range 19; thence northerly, westerly and northerly following the easterly boundary of Section 1, the northerly boundaries of Sections 1 and 2, and the easterly boundary of Section 10, respectively, to the northeast corner of Section 10; thence easterly for a distance of 4.56 chains, more or less, to the post set by survey at the southerly extremity of the surveyed easterly boundary of the Lillooet Land District; thence northerly along said boundary a distance of 65 miles and 50.58 chains, more or less, to the northeast corner of Lillooet Land District, being a point on the 52nd parallel of North latitude, as established by survey upon the ground, 46.75 chains, more or less, easterly from mile-post 60 set on said parallel; thence due East to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the streams flowing into the Clearwater River North of the mouth of Mahood River; thence northerly along the westerly boundary of the watershed of the Clearwater River to the northerly boundary thereof; thence southeasterly along said northerly boundary and that of the watershed of the North Thompson River to the most easterly point thereon which lies due West of the southwest corner of Lot 7383, Cariboo Land District; thence East to said corner; thence easterly along the southerly boundary of Lot 7383 and the northerly boundary of Lot 3103, Kamloops Land District, to the northeast corner of Lot 3103; thence due East to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the Canoe River; thence in a southerly direction along said boundary to the southerly boundary of the watershed of Foster Creek; thence easterly along said boundary to the Canoe River and continuing easterly across the Canoe River to and along the southerly boundary of the watershed of Baker Creek to the easterly boundary of the Province; thence northwesterly and northerly along said Provincial boundary to the point of commencement.

County of Kootenay

6  All that portion of British Columbia contained within the following boundaries is to be known as the County of Kootenay:

Commencing at the point of intersection of the southerly boundary of the Province with the westerly boundary of the watershed of July Creek; thence northerly along said boundary to the intersection thereof with the southerly boundary of Lot 1580(S), Similkameen division of Yale Land District; thence easterly, northerly and westerly along the boundaries of said lot to the northeast corner of Lot 1579(S); thence westerly along the northerly boundary of Lot 1579(S) to the southeast corner of Lot 2376(S); thence northerly along the easterly boundaries of Lots 2376(S), 2374(S), 2500(S), 2499(S), and 515(S) to the southerly boundary of Lot 1695; thence easterly, northerly and westerly along the boundaries of Lot 1695 to the easterly boundary of Lot 2702; thence northerly along said boundary to the southerly boundary of Lot 1776; thence easterly, northerly and westerly along the boundaries of Lot 1776 to the easterly boundary of Lot 2702; thence northerly along said boundary to and along the easterly boundary of Lot 3251, and continuing northerly along the easterly boundary of Lot 2702 to the southwesterly boundary of Lot 3550; thence northwesterly and northeasterly along the westerly boundaries of Lots 3550 and 3306, respectively, to the intersection thereof with the easterly boundary of Lot 2702; thence northerly along said boundary to the intersection thereof with the southerly boundary of Lot 252; thence easterly and northerly along the boundaries of said Lot to the southwest corner of Lot 1098; thence easterly along the southerly boundaries of Lots 1098 and 1067(S) to the southwest corner of Lot 1053; thence easterly and northerly along the boundaries of Lots 1053, 1052, and 750(S), respectively, to the southwest corner of Lot 1222; thence northerly along the westerly boundaries of Lots 1222 and 1439(S) and the northerly prolongation thereof to the point due East of the summit of Pelly Mountain; thence West to said summit; thence northerly along the westerly boundary of the watershed of Granby River to the southerly boundary of Lot 3005(S); thence easterly, northerly and westerly along the boundaries of said lot to the intersection thereof with the aforesaid westerly boundary of the watershed of Granby River — all the lots herein above mentioned with suffix "(S)" being in Similkameen division of Yale Land District and all other lots hereinabove mentioned being in Similkameen (formerly Osoyoos) division of Yale Land District; thence northerly and easterly along the westerly and northerly boundaries of the watershed of Granby River to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Lower Arrow Lake; thence northerly along said boundary to the southerly boundary of Lot 4252, Osoyoos division of Yale Land District; thence easterly along said boundary to the southeast corner thereof; thence due East to the point due South of the southeast corner of Lot 2151, Osoyoos division of Yale Land District; thence North to said corner and continuing northerly along the easterly boundary of said lot and the prolongation thereof to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the Arrow Lakes; thence northerly along said boundary to the northerly boundary of the watershed of Pingston Creek; thence easterly and southerly along the northerly and easterly boundaries of the watershed of said creek and the northerly and easterly boundaries of the watershed of Bannock Creek to a point due West of the northeast corner of Lot 8312, Kootenay Land District; thence East to said corner; thence southerly along the westerly boundaries of Lots 8312 and 12898 to the high-water mark on the shore of Shelter Bay; thence southeasterly in a straight line to the middle line of Upper Arrow Lake; thence northerly along said middle line to a point due West of the middle line of Galena Bay at the entrance thereto; thence East to said middle line; thence northeasterly along the middle line of Galena Bay to a point due West of the southwest corner of Lot 2110; thence East to said corner; thence easterly along the southerly boundaries of Lots 2110 and 7819 to the westerly boundary of Lot 7818; thence southerly and easterly along the westerly and southerly boundaries of said lot to the southeast corner thereof; thence due East to the southerly boundary of the watershed of Mackenzie Creek; thence southerly and northeasterly along the westerly and southerly boundaries of the watershed of Mackenzie Creek and the southerly boundary of the watershed of Hill Creek to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Beaton Creek; thence northerly along said boundary to the intersection thereof with the southerly boundary of Lot 11332; thence easterly along the southerly boundaries of Lots 11332, 505, 7960 and 7961 to the southeast corner of Lot 7961; thence northerly and westerly along the boundaries of Lots 7961, 7958 and 504, respectively, and the northerly boundary of Lot 503 to the northwest corner thereof; thence due West to the easterly boundary of the watershed of Town Creek — all the lots herein above mentioned beginning with Lot 8312 being in Kootenay Land District; thence northerly along said boundary to and along the easterly boundary of the watershed of Akolkolex River and the southerly and easterly boundaries of the watershed of Albert Creek produced to the middle line of Illecillewaet River; thence easterly along said middle line to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Tangier River; thence northerly along said boundary to and along the northerly boundary of the watershed of Woolsey Creek to the northerly boundary of the watershed of La Forme Creek; thence westerly along said boundary to the left bank of Columbia River; thence westerly across said river to and along the height of land between 2 unnamed creeks to the northerly boundary of the watershed of Jordan River; thence westerly along said boundary to the easterly boundary of the watershed of Perry River; thence northerly along the easterly and northerly boundaries of the watershed of said river to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Columbia River; thence northerly along said boundary and that of the watershed of Canoe River to the southerly boundary of the watershed of Foster Creek; thence easterly along said boundary produced to the middle line of Canoe River; thence up-stream in a northerly direction along said middle line to the westerly production of the southerly boundary of the watershed of Baker Creek; thence easterly to and along said boundary to the easterly boundary of the Province; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Provincial boundary to the southeast corner of the Province; thence westerly along the southerly boundary of the Province to the point of commencement.

County of Nanaimo

7  All that portion of British Columbia contained within the following boundaries is to be known as the County of Nanaimo:

Commencing at the point of intersection of the 51st parallel of North latitude with the westerly boundary of the Province; thence East along said parallel to the northwesterly prolongation of the middle line of Gordon (New) Channel; thence southeasterly to and along said middle line and the middle lines of Queen Charlotte Strait, George Passage, Blackfish Sound, Blackney Passage, and Johnstone Strait (passing to the South of Helmcken, Walkem and Turn Islands) to the southwesterly prolongation of the middle line of Nodales Channel; thence northeasterly to and along said middle line produced to the middle line of Cordero Channel; thence southeasterly along said middle line (passing to the South of Dent and Gillard Islands and of all islets adjacent thereto) and the middle lines of Yucalta Rapids, Calm Channel and Lewis Channel to continue southerly to and along the middle line of False Passage (passing to the West of Kinghorn Island and to the East of the Powell Islands) to the middle line of the Strait of Georgia; thence southeasterly along the middle line of the Strait of Georgia to the point thereon due East of the northerly end of Hornby Island; thence in a straight line to the northerly end of the middle line of Sabine Channel; thence southeasterly along said middle line (passing to the East of Jervis and Jedidiah Islands) and the extension thereof to the point due East of the southerly end of Lasqueti Island; thence due South to the middle line of the Strait of Georgia and southeasterly along said middle line to the first point of contact with the southerly boundary of the Province; thence in a westerly direction in the Strait of Georgia to and along the middle line of Porlier Pass and passing thence to and around the westerly extremity of Reid Island to the middle line of the main channel separating Thetis and Kuper Islands from Norway and Secretary Islands; thence in a general southerly direction along said middle line to continue southeasterly to and along the middle lines of Stuart Channel, Sansum Narrows, and Satellite Channel to the northerly prolongation of the middle line of Saanich Inlet; thence southerly to and along said middle line to the point thereon which lies due East of the southeast corner of Fractional Section 1, Range 9, Shawnigan Land District, being a point on high-water mark of Mill Bay; thence West to said corner; thence westerly along the southerly boundaries of Sections 1 in Ranges 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3, all of Shawnigan Land District, to the point of junction of the southerly boundary of Section 1, Range 3, with the easterly shore of Shawnigan Lake; thence westerly in a straight line to the point of junction of the westerly shore of said lake with the southerly boundary of Section 1, Range 2, Shawnigan Land District; thence westerly along said boundary to the easterly boundary of Lot 106, Malahat Land District; thence northerly, westerly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 106 to the southerly boundary of Section 1, Range 1, Shawnigan Land District; thence westerly along said boundary and that of Lot 34, Helmcken Land District, to the southwest corner of Lot 34; thence due West to the easterly boundary of Lot 38, Helmcken Land District; thence southerly and westerly along the boundaries of said lot to the southwest corner thereof; thence southerly and westerly along the boundaries of Lot 17, Helmcken Land District, to the easterly boundary of Lot 9, Helmcken Land District; thence southerly, westerly and northerly along the boundaries of Lot 9 to the northwest corner thereof, being a point on the easterly boundary of Lot 162, Malahat Land District; thence northerly and westerly along the boundaries of Lot 162 to the northwest corner thereof; thence due North to the line drawn due West from the southwest corner of Lot 34, Helmcken Land District; thence due West to the easterly boundary of Section 1, Helmcken Land District; thence southerly and westerly along the boundaries of Section 1 to the southeasterly boundary of Lot 48G, Helmcken Land District; thence southwesterly and northwesterly along the boundaries of Lot 48G to the southerly boundary of Section 1, Helmcken Land District; thence westerly and northerly along the boundaries of Section 1 to the point thereon which lies due West of the southwest corner of Lot 34, Helmcken Land District; thence due West to the most westerly boundary of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company's Land Grant; thence northwesterly along said boundary to the middle line of the Nitinat River; thence southwesterly following said middle line and the middle lines of Nitinat Lake and the outlet of said lake produced to the westerly boundary of the Province; thence northwesterly along said boundary to the point of commencement.

County of Prince Rupert

8  All that portion of British Columbia contained within the following boundaries is to be known as the County of Prince Rupert:

Commencing at the northwesterly corner of the Province; thence easterly along the northerly boundary of the Province to the 126th meridian of West longitude; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of the watershed of the Peace River; thence westerly, southerly, and southeasterly along the boundary of the watershed of the Peace River to the point thereon which lies due North of mile-post 34 as set on the 55th parallel of North latitude as established by survey upon the ground; thence South to said mile-post; thence westerly along said surveyed parallel to the 125th meridian of West longitude; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Indian Reserve No. 2 (Soyandostar); thence easterly and southerly along the boundaries of said Indian reserve to the southeast corner thereof, being a point on the northerly shore of Trembleur Lake; thence easterly, southerly, and westerly following the shore of said lake to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 3654, Range 5, Coast Land District; thence westerly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 3654 to the more northerly southwest corner thereof; thence due South to meet the line drawn due West from the more southerly southwest corner of Lot 3654; thence East to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 2842; thence easterly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 2842 to the southeast corner thereof, being a point on the northerly shore of Stuart Lake; thence westerly along said shore to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 4953; thence easterly along said boundary to the northeast corner of Lot 4953; thence southerly along the easterly boundaries of Lots 4953 and 4952 to the southeast corner of Lot 4952, being a point on the northerly shore of Whitefish Lake; thence westerly, southerly and easterly along the shore of said lake to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 4951; thence easterly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 4951 to the northerly boundary of Lot 5034; thence westerly, southerly and easterly along the boundaries of Lot 5034 to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 3257; thence easterly along said boundary of Lot 3257 to the northeast corner thereof; thence southerly along the easterly boundaries of Lots 3257, 3254, 3832, 6399 and 5989 to the southeast corner of Lot 5989; thence westerly along the southerly boundary of Lot 5989 to the southwest corner thereof; thence southerly along the westerly boundaries of Lots 5998 and 2495 to the southwest corner of Lot 2495; thence easterly along the southerly boundary of Lot 2495 to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the northerly boundary of Lot 2570; thence easterly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 2570 to the southeast corner thereof; thence westerly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 2571 to the southwesterly corner thereof, being a point on the northerly bank of the Stellako River; thence in a straight line to the northeast corner of Lot 2563; thence southerly following the easterly boundary of Lot 2563 to the southeast corner thereof, being a point on the northerly shore of Francois Lake — the lots herein above mentioned, beginning with Lot 3654, being in Range 5, Coast Land District; thence easterly, southerly and westerly along the shore of said lake to the northwesterly corner of Lot 1677, Range 4, Coast Land District; thence southerly and easterly along the boundaries of Lot 1677 to the 125th meridian; thence South along said meridian to the 53rd parallel of North latitude as established by survey upon the ground; thence westerly along said survey parallel to mile-post 93 as set thereon; thence due West to the Cascade Mountains, as defined by the Interpretation Act; thence southeasterly along the Cascade Mountains to the point thereon which lies due North of the northeast corner of Lot 459, Range 3, Coast Land District; thence South to said corner; thence southerly following the easterly boundary of said lot and the westerly boundaries of Lots 575 and 576 to the southwest corner of Lot 576; thence due West to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the Klinaklini River; thence in a general southwesterly direction along said boundary to the southerly boundary of the watershed of Machmell River; thence westerly along said southerly boundary to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Seymour River; thence southerly along said westerly boundary to the southerly boundary of the watershed of the streams flowing northerly into Long Lake, Wyclees Lagoon and Takush River; thence in a general westerly direction along said boundary to the point thereon which is nearest to the northeast corner of Lot 241, Range 2, Coast Land District; thence in a straight line to said corner; thence following the northerly and westerly boundaries of Lot 241 and the easterly and southerly boundaries of Lot 239, Range 2, Coast Land District, to the southwest corner of Lot 239; thence westerly following the shore of Queen Charlotte Strait to Cape Caution; thence southwesterly in a straight line in Queen Charlotte Strait to the point of intersection of the northwesterly prolongation of the middle line of Gordon (New) Channel with the 51st parallel of North latitude; thence West along said parallel to the westerly boundary of the Province; thence in a general northwesterly direction along said westerly boundary to the point of commencement.

County of Vancouver

9  All that portion of British Columbia contained within the following boundaries is to be known as the County of Vancouver:

Commencing at the most northerly point of contact of the middle line of the Strait of Georgia with the southerly boundary of the Province; thence northeasterly in a straight line in the Strait of Georgia to the westerly extremity of the middle line of the main stream of the Fraser River; thence in an easterly direction along said middle line (passing to the South of Duck, Barber and Kirkland Islands, to the North of Lot 471, Group 2, New Westminster Land District, to the North of Deas Island, and to the South of Lots 516 and 517, both of Group 1 of said land district) to and along the middle line of Annacis Channel (passing to the North of Patrick Island) to the southerly prolongation of the westerly boundary of Lot 758, Group 1, New Westminster Land District; thence northerly to and along said westerly boundary produced to the middle line of the North Arm of the Fraser River; thence westerly along said middle line to the southerly prolongation of the easterly boundary of Lot 331; thence northerly along said prolongation to and along said easterly boundary and the easterly boundaries of Lots 335, 339, 49, 36 and of the Hastings Townsite produced to the middle line of Burrard Inlet; thence easterly along said middle line to the southerly prolongation of the middle line of Indian Arm; thence northerly to and along said middle line and that of Indian River (passing to the East of Lot 177 and Croker Island and to the West of Boulder and Racoon Islands) to that point on said middle line of Indian River which lies due East of the southeast corner of Lot 2029 — all the lots herein above mentioned being in Group 1, New Westminster Land District; thence due East to the easterly boundary of the watershed of the Indian River; thence northerly along said boundary and the easterly boundaries of the watersheds of the Mamquam, Cheakamus, and Green Rivers to the point thereon which lies due East of the post set by survey upon the parallel of North latitude of 50º14' about 8 chains West of the Soo River; thence West to said survey-post; thence on a bearing of N45ºW to the northerly boundary of the watershed of Soo River; thence westerly along said boundary to the easterly boundary of the watershed of the streams flowing westerly and southerly into Howe Sound and into Jervis and Toba Inlets; thence northwesterly following said boundary to the Cascade Mountains, as defined by the Interpretation Act; thence northwesterly along the Cascade Mountains to the point thereon which lies due North of the northeast corner of Lot 459, Range 3, Coast Land District; thence South to said corner; thence southerly following the easterly boundary of said lot and the westerly boundaries of Lots 575 and 576 to the southwest corner of Lot 576; thence due West to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the Klinaklini River; thence in a general southwesterly direction along said boundary to the southerly boundary of the watershed of Machmell River; thence westerly along said southerly boundary to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Seymour River; thence southerly along said westerly boundary to the southerly boundary of the watershed of the streams flowing northerly into Long Lake, Wyclees Lagoon and Takush River; thence in a general westerly direction along said boundary to the point thereon which is nearest to the northeast corner of Lot 241, Range 2, Coast Land District; thence in a straight line to said corner; thence following the northerly and westerly boundaries of Lot 241 and the easterly and southerly boundaries of Lot 239, Range 2, Coast Land District, to the southwest corner of Lot 239; thence westerly following the shore of Queen Charlotte Strait to Cape Caution; thence southwesterly in a straight line in Queen Charlotte Strait to the point of intersection of the northwesterly prolongation of the middle line of Gordon (New) Channel with the 51st parallel of North latitude; thence southeasterly to and along said middle line and the middle line of Queen Charlotte Strait, George Passage, Blackfish Sound, Blackney Passage and Johnstone Strait (passing to the South of Helmcken, Walkem and Turn Islands) to the southwesterly prolongation of the middle line of Nodales Channel; thence northeasterly to and along said middle line produced to the middle line of Cordero Channel; thence southeasterly along said middle line (passing to the South of Dent and Gillard Islands and of all islets adjacent thereto) and the middle lines of Yucalta Rapids, Calm Channel and Lewis Channel to continue southerly to and along the middle line of False Passage (passing to the West of Kinghorn Island and to the East of the Powell Islands) to the middle line of the Strait of Georgia; thence southeasterly along the middle line of the Strait of Georgia to the point thereon due East of the northerly end of Hornby Island; thence in a straight line to the northerly end of the middle line of Sabine Channel; thence southeasterly along said middle line (passing to the East of Jervis and Jedidiah Islands) and the extension thereof to the point due East of the southerly end of Lasqueti Island; thence due South to the middle line of the Strait of Georgia and southeasterly along said middle line to the point of commencement.

County of Victoria

10  All that portion of British Columbia contained within the following boundaries is to be known as the County of Victoria:

Commencing at the southeast corner of Fractional Section 1, Range 9, Shawnigan Land District, being a point on the high-water mark of Mill Bay, Saanich Inlet; thence westerly following the southerly boundaries of Section 1 in Ranges 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3, all of Shawnigan Land District, to the point of junction of the southerly boundary of Section 1, Range 3, with the easterly shore of Shawnigan Lake; thence westerly in straight line to the point of junction of the westerly shore of said lake with the southerly boundary of Section 1, Range 2, Shawnigan Land District; thence westerly along said boundary to the easterly boundary of Lot 106, Malahat Land District; thence northerly, westerly and southerly along the boundaries of Lot 106 to the southerly boundary of Section 1, Range 1, Shawnigan Land District; thence westerly along said southerly boundary and that of Lot 34, Helmcken Land District, to the southwest corner of Lot 34; thence due West to the easterly boundary of Lot 38, Helmcken Land District; thence southerly and westerly along the boundaries of said lot to the southwest corner thereof; thence southerly and westerly along the boundaries of Lot 17, Helmcken Land District, to the easterly boundary of Lot 9, Helmcken Land District; thence southerly, westerly and northerly along the boundaries of Lot 9 to the northwest corner thereof, being a point on the easterly boundary of Lot 162, Malahat Land District; thence northerly and westerly along the boundaries of Lot 162 to the northwest corner thereof; thence due North to the line drawn due West from the southwest corner of Lot 34, Helmcken Land District; thence due West to the easterly boundary of Section 1, Helmcken Land District; thence southerly and westerly along the boundaries of Section 1 to the southeasterly boundary of Lot 48G, Helmcken Land District; thence southwesterly and northwesterly along the boundaries of Lot 48G to the southerly boundary of Section 1, Helmcken Land District; thence westerly and northerly along the boundaries of Section 1 to the point thereon which lies due West of the southwest corner of Lot 34, Helmcken Land District; thence due West to the most westerly boundary of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company's Land Grant; thence northwesterly following said boundary to the middle line of the Nitinat River; thence southwesterly following said middle line and the middle lines of Nitinat Lake and the outlet of said lake produced to the westerly boundary of the Province; thence southeasterly and northerly along the boundary of the Province to the most northerly point of said boundary on the middle line of the Strait of Georgia; thence westerly in the Strait of Georgia to and along the middle line of Porlier Pass and passing thence to and around the westerly extremity of Reid Island to the middle line of the main channel separating Thetis and Kuper Islands from Norway and Secretary Islands; thence in a general southerly direction along said middle line to continue southeasterly to and along the middle lines of Stuart Channel, Sansum Narrows, and Satellite Channel to the northerly prolongation of the middle line of Saanich Inlet; thence southerly to and along said middle line to the point thereon which lies due East of the point of commencement; thence West to the point of commencement.

County of Westminster

11  All that portion of British Columbia contained within the following boundaries is to be known as the County of Westminster:

Commencing at the most northerly point of contact of the middle line of the Strait of Georgia with the southerly boundary of the Province; thence northeasterly in a straight line in the Strait of Georgia to the westerly extremity of the middle line of the main stream of the Fraser River; thence easterly along said middle line (passing to the South of Duck, Barber and Kirkland Islands, to the North of Lot 471, Group 2, New Westminster Land District, to the North of Deas Island, and to the South of Lots 516 and 517, both of Group 1 of said land district) to and along the middle line of Annacis Channel (passing to the North of Patrick Island) to the southerly prolongation of the westerly boundary of Lot 758, Group 1, New Westminster Land District; thence northerly to and along said westerly boundary produced to the middle line of the North Arm of the Fraser River; thence westerly along said middle line to the southerly prolongation of the easterly boundary of Lot 331; thence northerly along said prolongation to and along said easterly boundary and the easterly boundaries of Lots 335, 339, 49, 36 and of the Hastings Townsite produced to the middle line of Burrard Inlet; thence easterly along said middle line to the southerly prolongation of the middle line of Indian Arm; thence northerly to and along said middle line and that of Indian River (passing to the East of Lot 177 and Croker Island and to the West of Boulder and Racoon Islands) to that point on said middle line of Indian River which lies due East of the southeast corner of Lot 2029 — all the lots herein above mentioned being in Group 1, New Westminster Land District; thence due East to the easterly boundary of the watershed of the Indian River; thence northerly along said boundary and the easterly boundaries of the watersheds of the Mamquam, Cheakamus and Green Rivers to the northerly boundary of the watershed of Billygoat Creek; thence southeasterly following said boundary to the point thereon which lies due West of the northwest corner of Lot 5536, Group 1, New Westminster Land District; thence East to said corner; thence easterly along the northerly boundary of Lot 5536 to the northeast corner thereof; thence due East to the Cascade Mountains, as defined by the Interpretation Act; thence southerly along the Cascade Mountains to the northerly boundary of the watershed of Nahatlatch (Salmon) River; thence easterly along said boundary to the northerly boundary of Township 12, Range 27, West of the 6th meridian; thence easterly along the northerly boundaries of Township 12 in Ranges 27, 26 and 25 West of the 6th meridian to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the Nicola River; thence southerly along said boundary and along the westerly boundaries of the watersheds of the Coldwater and Similkameen Rivers to the northerly boundary of Township 5, Range 23, West of the 6th meridian; thence westerly, southerly and easterly following the boundaries of said Township 5 to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the Similkameen River; thence southerly along said boundary to the southerly boundary of the Province; thence westerly along said boundary to the point of commencement.

County of Yale

12  All that portion of British Columbia contained within the following boundaries is to be known as the County of Yale:

Commencing at the point of intersection of the southerly boundary of the Province with the westerly boundary of the watershed of July Creek; thence northerly along said boundary to the intersection thereof with the southerly boundary of Lot 1580(S), Similkameen division of Yale Land District; thence easterly, northerly and westerly along the boundaries of said lot to the northeast corner of Lot 1579(S); thence westerly along the northerly boundary of Lot 1579(S) to the southeast corner of Lot 2376(S); thence northerly along the easterly boundaries of Lots 2376(S), 2374(S), 2500(S), 2499(S) and 515(S) to the southerly boundary of Lot 1695; thence easterly, northerly and westerly along the boundaries of Lot 1695 to the easterly boundary of Lot 2702; thence northerly along said boundary to the southerly boundary of Lot 1776; thence easterly, northerly and westerly along the boundaries of Lot 1776 to the easterly boundary of Lot 2702; thence northerly along the said boundary to and along the easterly boundary of Lot 3251, and continuing northerly along the easterly boundary of Lot 2702 to the southwesterly boundary of Lot 3550; thence northwesterly and northeasterly along the westerly boundaries of Lots 3550 and 3306, respectively, to the intersection thereof with the easterly boundary of Lot 2702; thence northerly along said boundary to the intersection thereof with the southerly boundary of Lot 252; thence easterly and northerly along the boundaries of said lot to the southwest corner of Lot 1098; thence easterly along the southerly boundaries of Lots 1098 and 1067(S) to the southwest corner of Lot 1053; thence easterly and northerly along the boundaries of Lots 1053, 1052 and 750(S), respectively, to the southwest corner of Lot 1222; thence northerly along the westerly boundaries of Lots 1222 and 1439(S) and the northerly prolongation thereof to the point due East of the summit of Pelly Mountain; thence West to said summit; thence northerly along the westerly boundary of the watershed of Granby River to the southerly boundary of Lot 3005(S); thence easterly, northerly and westerly along the boundaries of said lot to the intersection thereof with the aforesaid westerly boundary of the watershed of Granby River — all the lots herein above mentioned with suffix "(S)" being in Similkameen division of Yale Land District and all other lots herein above mentioned being in Similkameen (formerly Osoyoos) division of Yale Land District; thence northerly and easterly along the westerly and northerly boundaries of the watershed of Granby River to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Lower Arrow Lake; thence northerly along said boundary to the southerly boundary of Lot 4252, Osoyoos division of Yale Land District; thence easterly along said boundary to the southeast corner thereof; thence due East to the point due South of the southeast corner of Lot 2151, Osoyoos division of Yale Land District; thence North to said corner and continuing northerly along the easterly boundary of said lot and the prolongation thereof to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the Arrow Lakes; thence northerly along said boundary to the northerly boundary of the watershed of Pingston Creek; thence easterly and southerly along the northerly and easterly boundaries of the watershed of said creek and the northerly and easterly boundaries of the watershed of Bannock Creek to a point due West of the northeast corner of Lot 8312, Kootenay Land District; thence East to said corner; thence southerly along the westerly boundaries of Lots 8312 and 12898 to the high-water mark on the shore of Shelter Bay; thence southeasterly in a straight line to the middle line of Upper Arrow Lake; thence northerly along said middle line to a point due West of the middle line of Galena Bay at the entrance thereto; thence East to said middle line; thence northeasterly along the middle line of Galena Bay to a point due West of the southwest corner of Lot 2110; thence East to said corner; thence easterly along the southerly boundaries of Lots 2110 and 7819 to the westerly boundary of Lot 7818; thence southerly and easterly along the westerly and southerly boundaries of said lot to the southeast corner thereof; thence due East to the southerly boundary of the watershed of Mackenzie Creek; thence southerly and northeasterly along the westerly and southerly boundaries of the watershed of Mackenzie Creek and the southerly boundary of the watershed of Hill Creek to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Beaton Creek; thence northerly along said boundary to the intersection thereof with the southerly boundary of Lot 11332; thence easterly along the southerly boundaries of Lots 11332, 505, 7960 and 7961 to the southeast corner of Lot 7961; thence northerly and westerly along the boundaries of Lots 7961, 7959 and 504, respectively, and the northerly boundary of Lot 503 to the northwest corner thereof; thence due West to the easterly boundary of the watershed of Town Creek — all the lots herein above mentioned beginning with Lot 8312 being in Kootenay Land District; thence northerly along said boundary to and along the easterly boundary of the watershed of Akolkolex River and the southerly and easterly boundaries of the watershed of Albert Creek produced to the middle line of Illecillewaet River; thence easterly along said middle line to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Tangier River; thence northerly along said boundary to and along the northerly boundary of the watershed of Woolsey Creek to the northerly boundary of the watershed of La Forme Creek; thence westerly along said boundary to the left bank of Columbia River; thence westerly across said river to and along the height of land between 2 unnamed creeks to the northerly boundary of the watershed of Jordan River; thence westerly along said boundary to the easterly boundary of the watershed of Perry River; thence northerly along the easterly and northerly boundaries of the watershed of said river to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Columbia River; thence northerly along said boundary and that of the watershed of the Canoe River to the point thereon which lies due East of the northeast corner of Lot 3103, Kamloops Land District; thence West to said corner; thence westerly along the northerly boundary of said lot and the southerly boundary of Lot 7383, Cariboo Land District, to the southwest corner thereof; thence due West to and thence northwesterly along the northerly boundary of the watershed of the North Thompson River and that of the Clearwater River to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the streams flowing into Clearwater River North of the mouth of Mahood River; thence southerly along said boundary to the point thereon which lies due East of the post set at the northeast corner of the Lillooet Land District, being a point on the 52nd parallel of North latitude as established by survey upon the ground, 46.75 chains, more or less, easterly from mile-post 60, set on said parallel; thence southerly along the easterly boundary of said land district a distance of 65 miles and 50.58 chains, more or less, to the post set at a distance of 4.56 chains, more or less, measured easterly from the northeast corner of Section 10, Township 24, Range 19, West of the 6th meridian; thence westerly to said corner; thence southerly, easterly and southerly following the easterly boundary of Section 10, the northerly boundaries of Sections 2 and 1, and the easterly boundary of Section 1, respectively, to the southeast corner of said Township 24; thence easterly along the northerly boundary of Township 23, Range 18, West of the 6th meridian, to the easterly boundary of the watershed of Criss Creek; thence in a general southwesterly direction along said boundary to the North boundary of Township 22, Range 20, West of the 6th meridian; thence westerly along said boundary to the northeast corner of Section 31 thereof; thence southerly following the easterly boundaries of Sections 31, 30, 19 and 18 of said township to the southeast corner of Section 18; thence westerly following the southerly boundaries of Section 18 and of Sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 of Township 22, Range 21, West of the 6th meridian, to the southwest corner of Section 18; thence southerly along the West boundary of Township 22 and that of Township 21, Range 21, to the easterly boundary of the Deadman Creek Indian Reserve; thence southeasterly following said boundary and that of Lot 2457, Kamloops Land District, to the southeasterly corner of said lot, being a point on the northerly bank of the Thompson River; thence westerly along said riverbank to the easterly boundary of Township 20, Range 22, West of the 6th meridian; thence southerly following said boundary and that of Township 19, Range 22, to the westerly boundary of the watershed of Guichon (Mamit) Creek; thence westerly and southerly along said boundary to the southerly boundary of Township 15, Range 22; thence westerly along said southerly boundary and that of Township 15, Range 23, West of the 6th meridian, to the easterly boundary of Indian Reserve No. 10 (Nooaitch); thence northerly, westerly and southerly along the boundaries of said Indian reserve to the North boundary of Township 14, Range 23, West of the 6th meridian; thence westerly and southerly along said boundaries of said township to the northwesterly boundary of the watershed of Nuaitch Creek; thence southwesterly along said boundary and that of the northwesterly boundary of the watershed of Prospect Creek to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the Nicola River; thence southerly along said boundary and along the westerly boundaries of the watersheds of the Coldwater and Similkameen Rivers to the northerly boundary of Township 5, Range 23, West of the 6th meridian; thence westerly, southerly and easterly following the boundaries of Township 5 to the westerly boundary of the watershed of the Similkameen River; thence southerly along said boundary to the southerly boundary of the Province; thence easterly along said boundary to the point of commencement.