Alastair Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Gitnadoix River, W of Kitimat, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°06'31''N, 129°10'52''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103I/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 March 1938 on Reference Map 19A, as submitted January 1938 by BC Minister of Lands following the August 1937 Tweedsmuir Park expedition.

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

The lake was previously known locally as Gitnadoix Lake. Renamed at the request of E.T. Kenney, MLA for Skeena, after Alastair Francis Buchan, third son of John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor-General of Canada. (file T.1.37).

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