BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Chilcotin Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Chilcotin River, N of Puntzi Lake, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°20'19''N, 124°02'42''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.: 93C/8
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 93C/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917. "Chilcotin Lake (not Chezakut Lake)" confirmed in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Re-approved 13 March 1947 on 93/SW. See Chilcotin River for origin information.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office