Anderson Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Dove Creek, NW of Courtenay, Comox Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°43'48''N, 125°11'55''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Dove Lake adopted 31 December 1945 on C3591, as labelled on 1944 Department of National Defence map 654A, Courtenay (file C.1.45). Objections raised by Comox-Courtenay Board of Trade and name changed to Anderson Lake 7 October 1948 on 92 F/11, to conform to local usage (file F.2.34)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Anderson is the well-established local name, after trapper Tommy Anderson, "....a fine old pioneer and trail blazer who built a cabin here in the 1920's.... another at McKenzie Lake and one on Mount Wood. [He] died some years ago." (letter May 1936, file F.2.34)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office