Kinaskan Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Iskut River, SE of Telegraph Creek (community), Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 57°36'15''N, 130°08'05''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104G/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, March 31, 1924, as labelled on BC Lands' map 1H, 1917. Re-approved 24 July 1945 on 104/SE, and 6 May 1954 on 104 G.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Labelled "Iskut Lake" on BC Lands' map 1A, 1912.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

The Indian meaning is "raft-crossing", as supplied to G.Emerson, BCLS, by the Catholic Priest at Telegraph Creek in 1951.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.