Trout 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 end Trout Lake, E of Galena Bay, Upper Arrow Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°38'50''N, 117°32'20''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82K/12

Origin Notes and History:

Trout Lake (Post Office) adopted 4 October 1951 on Columbia River Basin manuscript #21, as labelled on Geological Survey sheet 19A, 1911, and on BC map 1EM, 1915, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Trout Lake (settlement) 31 January 1956; further changed to Trout Lake (Community) 10 June 1998 on 82K/12.

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

Trout Lake Post Office opened 1 August 1895; closed 5 August 1954.

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