Berg Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N. of Mount Robson, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°08'49''N, 119°09'28''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 December 1923.

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

So-named in 1907 because of the icebergs that break off the glacier [at the foot of Mount Robson] and float about in the lake. (18th Report, Geographic Board of Canada, 1924).

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

Long-time area specialist Ches Lyons, in his televised travelogue of the Mount Robson area, showed footage of Berg Lake with many icebergs floating in it; Mr. Lyons said the lake was originally called "Iceberg Lake", but later became shortened to Berg Lake. (Klahannie, CBC, 14 June 1971)

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