Daisy Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Cheakamus River, SW of Whistler, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°59'33''N, 123°07'40''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/14
Related Maps: 92G/14
92J/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 10th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1911; so-labelled on BC map 2B, 1914. Coordinates adjusted 9 January 1981 on 92G/14 and 92J/3.

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

Named in 1860 or earlier by Joseph William McKay (1829-1900) HBC chief faction; founder of Nanaimo, 1852

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions

Daisy Lake and Shadow Lake flooded behind the BC Hydro dam constructed on Cheakamus River - the expanded pondage to be called Daisy Lake.

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