BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Fraser Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Village (1) - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated under the provincial Municipal Act
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: SW side of Fraser Lake, between Vanderhoof and Burns Lake, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 54°03'37''N, 124°50'38''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93K/2
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 93K/2
93K/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Fraser Lake (HBC post and telegraph station) adopted in the 7th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1908. Form of name changed to Fraser Lake (Post Office & Railway Station) 2 November 1937 on Geological Survey sheet 630A, as labelled on BC map 1G, 1916 et seq. Incorporated as a Village Municipality 27 September 1966. Boundary amendment 23 October 1975, adding the minesite at 54° 02' - 125° 06'. Boundary amendment 6 January 1976, adding the sawmill site at 54° 04' - 124° 45'. Application altered 17 November 1981 on 93K/2 and 93K/3 to reflect all 3 incorporated areas.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Frasertown Post Office was opened 15 August 1913, situated on Lots 1 & 2, Blk 57, DL 617 within the Fraser Lake Townsite; closed 31 March 1917 or 23 April 1917. Re-opened in this location as Fraser Lake Post Office 1 November 1920. See also the municipality's website.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office