Nahmint Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Drains SE through Nahmint River into Alberni Inlet, SW of Port Alberni (city), Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°09'37''N, 125°01'22''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/3
Related Maps: 92F/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 December 1946 on 92F/3, as labelled on BC Lands' map 2A, 1913 et seq.

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

"Named by John Buttle, assistant and naturalist to the Vancouver Island Exploration Expedition under the command of Dr. Brown, 1864. On this expedition Buttle examined and named Nah-mint lake, connected with Alberni canal [sic] by the Nahmint River, a name derived from the Nah-mint Indians residing in the neighbourhood." (Brown's Report, 1864, p.23). See also Nahmint Bay.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)