Elsay Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Seymour River and Indian Arm, NE of Mount Seymour, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°25'00''N, 122°56'22''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/7
Related Maps: 92G
92G/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 May 1951 on 92G, as originally submitted 20 November 1914 by Vancouver Mountaineering Club, and as identified on 1926 topographic map by A.J. Campbell, BCLS, and on BC map 5C, Howe Sound, 1929 (file V.2.50).

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

"Elsay Lake and Creek [are] old names....it is understood they were applied by a Scotch [sic] settler, probably after a place of same name in Scotland." (20 November 1914 list of names submitted to W.F. Robertson, BC representative to the Geographic Board of Canada, by a joint committee of Vancouver's mountaineering clubs - copy on Chief Geographer's file 1912-1914). [Note: Elsey (not Elsay) is a hamlet in Lincolnshire, England.]

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

Old name of lake: Mystery Lake (map/document title or date not cited).

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions