Moose River valley near head of Resplendent Creek
53.0753 N 118.9647 W — Map 083E02 — Google — GeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1911 (Wheeler)
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in BC – Canada
“Looking out the Moose Valley a little lakelet was seen at our feet,” wrote Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945] 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.
- Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “The mountains of the Yellowhead Pass.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 26, No.198 (1912):382