Anahim Lake

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.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S end of Anahim Lake, E of S end Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°28'00''N, 125°19'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 93C/6

Origin Notes and History:

Anahim Lake (Post Office) adopted 7 February 1947 on 93/SW; form of name changed to Anahim Lake (Community) 15 December 1982 on 93 C/6.

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

According to Post Office Department, "Sloan" was the name first suggested for the post office here, but not accepted because of duplication. Anahim Lake Post Office was opened 1 September 1939 on L405. Note that Anaham Post Office [sic], located west of here, was opened in 1907 and renamed Atnarko Post Office in 1913.

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

The Tsilhqot'in name is Tl'etinqox.

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