Origin Notes and History:
Adopted 2 January 1979 on 92C/15.
Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.
Wihat'a (pronounced wee HAT-ah) was the name of the Huu-au-aht village once located at the north end of the lake; the name means dry rapids, referring to the small peninsula here that was only evident when water levels were low. (Huu-ay-aht Place Names in the Chief Louie Nookemus historial accounts, c1964, shared September 2009 in the context of the Maa-nulth Treaty.)
Source: included with note