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.