Lazuli Lake

Feature type: Lake
Province: British Columbia
Location: N of Moose Lake near head of Resplendent Creek
Latitude: 53°04’30”
Longitude: 118°57’50”
NTS map: 83E/2
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

“Looking out the Moose Valley a little lakelet was seen at our feet,” wrote Arthur Wheeler during his 1911 trip around Mount Robson, “a sparkling gem of glorious blue-green, a color for which a name has not yet been found. We called it ‘Lake Lazuli.’”

Lazuli means of an azure, or sky-blue, color.

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver 1860-1945 . “The mountains of the Yellowhead Pass.” Alpine Journal 26, no.198 (1912).

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