Powell Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Powell River, N of Powell River (city), between Jervis and Toba Inlets, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°00'57''N, 124°26'29''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/1
Related Maps: 92F/15
92K/1
92K/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 April 1917 in the 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada. (Ottawa file OBF 0393).

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

"Named in 1880 after Israel Wood Powell, MD, Indian Commissioner for British Columbia 1872-1889." (18rh Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1924). See also Powell River (river)

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

The Sliammon village, Thah yelh, was once located on the shore of this lake (Sliammon Treaty Society, March 2004); exact location not specified.

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