Interlakes

Feature Type:Region - A relatively large area having specific characteristics which give it a certain unity.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: From Deka Lake, Lac des Roches & Machete Lake west to Cariboo Highway, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°30'00''N, 120°50'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92P/10
Related Maps: 92P
92P/10
92P/11
92P/6
92P/7

Origin Notes and History:

Interlakes (geographic region) adopted 31 October 1997 on 92 P.

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

Well-established local name with varying interpretations and even divided opinion about the extent of "Interlakes"

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

Provincial roadside billboards & directional signs to "Interlakes Recreation Area" depict the entire area bounded by Canim Lake, Lac des Roches, Young Lake & Green Lake, with Highway 97 (Cariboo Highway) and Canim Lake Road on the west and northwest. The majority of the area's 1200+ households are situated along the Lone Bute - Bridge Lake corridor, although the area is experiencing huge year-round & seasonal growth. Interlakes Official Settlement Plan (Cariboo Regional District, 1980) encompasses Bridge, Sheridan & Deka Lakes, and connecting corridors.

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