BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Powell Lake
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Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Expansion of Powell River, N of Powell River (city), between Jervis and Toba Inlets, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°00'57''N, 124°26'29''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.: 92K/1
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92F/15
92K/1
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 April 1917 in the 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada. (Ottawa file OBF 0393).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Named in 1880 after Israel Wood Powell, MD, Indian Commissioner for British Columbia 1872-1889." (18rh Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1924). See also Powell River (river)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The Sliammon village, Thah yelh, was once located on the shore of this lake (Sliammon Treaty Society, March 2004); exact location not specified.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office