Lazuli Lake

British Columbia. Lake: Fraser River drainage
Moose River valley near head of Resplendent Creek
53.0753 N 118.9647 W — Map 083E02 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1911 (Wheeler)
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in BCCanada

“Looking out the Moose Valley a little lakelet was seen at our feet,” wrote Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945] during the 1911 Alpine Club of Canada–Smithsonian Robson Expedition, “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.


  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “The Mountains of the Yellowhead Pass.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 26, No.198 (1912):382

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