BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Bear Lake
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: N of Summit Lake, N of Prince George, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 54°30'00''N, 122°40'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93J/7
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 93J/10
93J/7
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Origin Notes and History:

Bear Lake (Post Office) adopted 3 December 1965 on 93J/7, located at 54 28 - 122 40; form of name changed to Bear Lake (community) 15 December 1982, and application altered to 54 30 - 122 40 on 93J/7 and 93J/10.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
BC name card indicates that "Hart Lake Settlement" might have been an early administrative name (document title/date not cited). Bear Lake School identified on 1965-66 schools list. Bear Lake Post office opened 14 February 1966 on Lot 2966; closed 31 August 1967.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office