Wahleach Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SE side of Fraser River, SW of Hope, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°13'44''N, 121°36'42''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/4

Origin Notes and History:

Wahleach Lake adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 422A, Hope, as labelled on Harris' 1912 map of New Westminster District and on Department of Interior Map, 1923 et seq.

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

Labelled "Jones Lake" on 1905 edition of Harri's map of New Westminster; labelled "Wahleach (Jones) Lake" on BC Lands' map 2B, 1914; identified as Jones Lake in BC Mines Report 1917, p.300. 1980 culture check: Jones Lake is the name used locally. 1998 advice: Highway directional sign identifies Jones Lake.

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