Arctic Lake

British Columbia. Lake: Mackenzie River drainage
S of headwaters of Parsnip River
54°25’00” N 121°41’00” W — Map 93I/5 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1910.
Name officially adopted in 1959. Official in BCCanada

Named in 1910 by T.H. Taylor, BCLS, who was employed that year by the BC Government to explore and survey the Parsnip and McGregor Rivers. “This lake is at the Pacific-Arctic Divide; the water is clear as crystal”. (Extract from Reports of British Columbia Land Surveyors, Cariboo District, 1891-1927.) Also Portage Lake.


  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Government of BC. Arctic Lake. BCGN

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