Tŝilhqox Biny

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Pronounced: Tsyle-koh Bee
Relative Location: E side Coast Mountains, between Taseko Lakes and Telhiqox Biny (lake), W of Williams Lake (city), Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°19'34"N, 124°05'35"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92N/8
Related Maps: 92N/1
92N/8
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Other Recorded Names:

Chilcote Lake
Chilco Lake

Origin Notes and History:

Chilko Lake adopted 26 June 1911, not "Chilcote Lake" as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, nor "Chilco Lake" as spelled on subsequent maps. Name changed 11 March 2019 to Tŝilhqox Biny as recommended by Tŝilhqot’in National Government, as Tŝilhqox Biny is the Tŝilhqot’in name for this lake and supported by the Cariboo Regional District, BC Parks, and Recreation Sites and Trails.

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

Tŝilhqot’in name meaning 'lake of Tŝilhqox.' This lake is the source of the powerful and bountiful river, "Tŝilhqox" (Chilko/Chilcotin Rivers) after which the Tŝilhqot’in people are named (Advice from Tŝilhqot’in National Government).

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