Tatlayoko Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Tatla Lake, N of the Homathko Icefield, Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°32'47''N, 124°24'53''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92N/9
Related Maps: 92N/8
92N/9
   

Origin Notes and History:

Tatlayoko Lake adopted 26 June 1911; not "Tatlahco" as spelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, nor "Tatlayoco" as spelled on subsequent maps. An established local name.

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

Scene of mineral prospecting (1911).

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Identified as Tatlayoko Lake in The Nemiah Declaration, 23 August 1989, by the Tsilqot'in People of Xeni, a.k.a. Nemiah Valley Indian Band. Traditional name and spelling identified as Talhiqox Biny (where biny means "lake") in land claims maps filed 2004-05.

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