Alouette Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Pitt and Stave Lakes, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°20'27''N, 122°24'14''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/8

Origin Notes and History:

Alouette Lake adopted 31 March 1915 as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914.

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

Known as "Lillooet Lake" (also river) until 1914, as listed in the 1909 BC Gazetteer, when BC representative to Geographic Board of Canada, W.Fleet Robertson, recommended that the names be changed to avoid confusion with the much larger Lillooet Lake and Lillooet River north of Garibaldi Park. (letter 12 September 1914, file V.2.50).

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

"Alouette", French for "lark" evidently was chosen because it harmonizes with "Lillooet".

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions

Alouette is Indian for "wings of a lark"

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa