Vernon & District Family History Society

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Deer Park Cemetery

The following is a transcription of the Deer Park Cemetery located in in Arrowhead, British Columbia, Canada.

Location

  • Latitude: 49o 25'00"N
  • Longitude: 118o 03'00"W

Historical Background

When G.M. Dawson published his geological survey of the Lower Arrow Lake district in 1889, he noted the attractiveness and park-like setting of this area as well as the abundance of deer.

The Deer Park Post Office opened on 1 June 1897 and closed 30 September 1967. The CPR Steamer service to the community discontinued around April 1954. Land in the area is believed to have been given to soldiers return from the First World War.

With the creation of the Arrow Reservoir, Deer Park became of the communities sacrificed to the rising waters. Much of the community, including the Deer Park cemetery now lie beneath the waters of the Lower Arrow Lake.

Layout

The Deer Park cemetery now lies under the water of the Arrow Lakes covered by rock and gravel.

Driving Directions

Deer Park is situated on the Lower Arrow Lake, approximately 36 kilometres north west of Castlegar, British Columbia. To reach the location from Highway 3A, turn north on Robson-Access Road and continue on Broadwater Road.

Arieal View - Deer Park Cemetery

Burials

The interments for the Deer Park Cemetery can be viewed as a pdf file » here

Additional sources of information:

  1. BC Archives
  2. BC Vital Events Index

Last updated 2009