BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Horsefly Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Quesnel Lake, NE of 150 Mile House, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°24'28''N, 121°02'00''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.: 93A/6
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 December 1939 on 93A/6 as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, and on Amos Bowman's 1887 map of the Cariboo Mining District, and on BC map 1G, 1916, etc. See Horsefly (community)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"This whole area is infested with horseflies in the summer." (Place Names in the Cariboo, by Helen Manning, thesis on file at UBC)
Source: included with note