Horsefly Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Quesnel Lake, NE of 150 Mile House, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°24'28''N, 121°02'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93A/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 December 1939 on 93A/6 as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, and on Amos Bowman's 1887 map of the Cariboo Mining District, and on BC map 1G, 1916, etc. See Horsefly (community)

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

"This whole area is infested with horseflies in the summer." (Place Names in the Cariboo, by Helen Manning, thesis on file at UBC)

Source: included with note