Horne Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Qualicum River W of Qualicum Beach, Alberni Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°20'32''N, 124°42'01''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 28 July 1945 on C.3579, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 580, 1867 et seq.

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

After Adam Horne, HBC storekeeper at Nanaimo, who 'discovered' this lake in 1856.

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

"...Adam Horne (1831-1903) ...a man of tremendous personal courage, was perhaps the first white man to cross the waist of Vancouver Island."

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.