BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Arum Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: S of Tsable River, S of Comox, Nelson Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°32'06''N, 125°04'12''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92F/11
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Origin Notes and History:

Arum Lake adopted 15 September 1982 on 92 F/11, as submitted by Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The name "Arum Lily Lake" was originally submitted July 1982 by Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club, "....because it has a rather surprising growth of Arum Lillies - skunk cabbage." However this is an error (the common name of skunk cabbage is "yellow arum") and Ruth re-submitted a proposal in August 1982 as Arum Lake.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office