Chute Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E of Okanagan Mountain, E side Okanagan Lake NE of Naramata, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°41'40''N, 119°31'53''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/12

Origin Notes and History:

"Lequime Lake (not Shoot nor Chute)" adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Lequime Lake confirmed 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 420A, Kettle River. Name changed to Chute Lake 6 October 1955 on 82E, to conform with established local usage. See Chute Creek.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

BC map 1EM, 1915, labels "Lequime (Chute) Lake" drained by "Lequime (Wildhorse) Creek". This lake is not labelled on BC map 4K, 1923, but outlet is identified as "Lequime (Shoot) Creek".

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Chute is French for "fall" or "fast water" (12th Report of the Okanagan Historical Society, 1948)

Source: included with note