BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Berg Lake
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Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: N. of Mount Robson, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 53°08'49''N, 119°09'28''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.: 83E/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 December 1923.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
So-named in 1907 because of the icebergs that break off the glacier [at the foot of Mount Robson] and float about in the lake. (18th Report, Geographic Board of Canada, 1924).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Long-time area specialist Ches Lyons, in his televised travelogue of the Mount Robson area, showed footage of Berg Lake with many icebergs floating in it; Mr. Lyons said the lake was originally called "Iceberg Lake", but later became shortened to Berg Lake. (Klahannie, CBC, 14 June 1971)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office