Nass Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Headwaters of Nass River, E of Bob Quinn Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 57°09'59''N, 129°06'08''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104H/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 26 February 1987 on 104 H/13 as an established local name.

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

The Nisga'a name of Nass Lake is Magoonhl Lisims. A site on a small peninsula on the east side of Nass Lake is of cultural and historic significance to the Nisga'a Nation; a 3/4-hectare site will be designated as a Provincial Heritage Site under the terms of the Nisga'a Final Agreement, Appendix F-1, effective 11 May 2000.

Source: Nisga'a Tribal Council / Ayuukhl Nisga'a Department, Aiyansh BC