BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Chilliwack 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 Chilliwack River near BC-Washington boundary, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°03'25''N, 121°24'50''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.: 92H/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Chilliwack Lake adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917, as labelled on BC Lands' map 2B, 1914, not "Chilukweyuk" as spelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia. See Chilliwack River & Chilliwack (city) for origin information.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office