BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Kokanee 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: Head of Kokanee Creek, NE of Nelson, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°44'52''N, 117°10'30''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.: 82F/11
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 82F/11
82F/14
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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