Bear 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: N of Summit Lake, N of Prince George, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°30'00''N, 122°40'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 93J/7
Related Maps: 93J/10
93J/7

Origin Notes and History:

Bear Lake (Post Office) adopted 3 December 1965 on 93J/7, located at 54 28 - 122 40; form of name changed to Bear Lake (community) 15 December 1982, and application altered to 54 30 - 122 40 on 93J/7 and 93J/10.

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

BC name card indicates that "Hart Lake Settlement" might have been an early administrative name (document title/date not cited). Bear Lake School identified on 1965-66 schools list. Bear Lake Post office opened 14 February 1966 on Lot 2966; closed 31 August 1967.

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