Panther Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Forbidden Plateau, S. of Lake Helen MacKenzie, Comox Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°41'07''N, 125°18'59''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 October 1948 as a long-established local name.

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

Trysting Lake suggested by Ruth Masters in 1936; significance not known. "Panther" recommended by Comox-Courtenay Board of Trade - an old local name given by John Brown, 1920's prospector, who said he was treed by a family of cougers here.

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