BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Panther 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: Forbidden Plateau, S. of Lake Helen MacKenzie, Comox Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°41'07''N, 125°18'59''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.: 92F/11
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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