Canim Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of Mahood Lake, NE of 100 Mile House, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°51'46''N, 120°46'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92P/15

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 28 April 1936 on Ottawa file OBF 1484, as labelled on BC map 1G, 1916 et seq.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Can-aim, a canoe; cooley canaim, canoe race; haul canaim, pull up the canoe; kokshut canaim, the canoe is split; canaim stick, cedar wood. (T.N. Hibben Co's Chinook Jargon Dictionary, 1931.)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Canim is the Shuswap version of the Chinook word meaning "canoe" (Helen Manning, Place Names in the Cariboo)

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions