BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Lillooet Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Expansion of Lillooet, NW of Harrison Lake, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°14'45''N, 122°29'46''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92J/1
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92J/1
92J/2
92J/7
92J/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 26 June 1911 on Ottawa file OBF 0024, as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia.
Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.
Named after the Lillooet tribe of Indians living at the head of the lake on the Pemberton Meadows.
Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.
This magnificent lake is known to the L'íl'wat Nation as L'íl'wat Tselálh and is very significant as a place for fishing and resource gathering. Significantly, the lake is also said to harbour an enormous water snake with a dragon-like head and serpentine body. While the serpent is rarely glimpsed, its presence can be detected by a sudden splashing sound followed by large unexplainable waves which have been known to capsize watercraft. (December 2011 from: Cultural Journey Sea-to-Sky Corridor website, Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations)
Source: included with note