Kokanee Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Head of Kokanee Creek, NE of Nelson, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°44'52''N, 117°10'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/11
Related Maps: 82F/11
82F/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 May 1924 on Geological Survey sheet 2038, Kokanee Glacier Park (Ottawa file OBF 0850), as labelled on BC Lands map of East & West Kootenay, 1902 et seq, and on Geological Survey sheet 792, West Kootenay, 1902, and on BC map 1EM, 1915 etc.

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

From the Okanagan Indian (Interior Salish) word for the small salmon found here, the land-locked spawn of the sockeye. See also Kokanee Creek.

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