Wheaton Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of Marble Peak, W side of Buttle Lake in Strathcona Provincial Park, Nootka Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°41'35''N, 125°38'01''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 15 January 1982 on 92F/12, as submitted by Island Mountain Ramblers.

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

"This lake is just a few yards to the west of the Wheaton shelter hut, which was provided by the Wheaton family of Victoria ten years ago, in memory of their son, Billy Wheaton, who was killed in a mountaineering accident." (Island Mountain Ramblers)

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

Brentwood School student Billy Wheaton was killed in Europe in the early 1970s; "....students built the Wheaton Hut in his memory and we named the nearby lake for him." (November 2003 information from Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club)

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