BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Puntzi 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: Expansion of Puntzi Creek, W side upper Chilcotin River NE of Tatla Lake, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°12'03''N, 124°00'56''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.: 93C/1
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 93B/4
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 13 March 1947 on 93/SW, as a well-established name. Also Puntzi Creek.
Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.
"Puntzee" is a Carrier Indian word meaning "small lake" as reported by Lieutenant H.S. Palmer of the Royal Engineers, who visited the lake in 1862.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.