Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S. of Blind Bay, Shuswap Lake, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°51'00''N, 119°21'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82L/14

Origin Notes and History:

Balmoral (Settlement) adopted in the 1953 Gazetteer, as listed in 1948 BC Directory; name confirmed 1 October 1959 on 82L/NW, at 50 50 - 119 20. Location adjusted to 50 51 - 119 21 and form of name changed to Balmoral (Community) 29 July 1983 on 82 K/14, as identified by Regional District (March 1983 letter, file S.3.27).

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