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Tatla Lake, BC (Nearby: Kleena Kleene, Tatlayoko Lake, Chilanko Forks, Towdystan, Tŝi Deldel)

  • Choelquoit Lake
  • Jester Peak
  • Mosley Creek
  • Mosley Creek
  • Mount Munday
  • Pantheon Range
  • Ppcli Ridge

PO Box 122
Tatla Lake, British Columbia
V0L 1M0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Description From Owner:
  • Choelquoit Lake from a Chilcotin Indian word meaning 'fishtrap lake.'
  • Jester Peak - Don Munday (see Munday, Mount) saw this peak, close to Mount Waddington, as a jester 'at the emperor's feet.'
  • Mosley Creek - After Edwin Mosley or Mosely, one of the three survivors of the Chilcotin Massacre of 1864, in which fourteen white road builders perished on the banks of the Homathko.
  • Other creeks in the area are named for Tellot and Klattasine, leaders of the Indians.
  • Mount Munday - After W.A.D. 'Don' Munday, who, accompanied by his wife, Phyllis, made numerous expeditions into this area between 1926 and 1936. (See Waddington, Mount.)
  • Pantheon Range - The mountaineering party that undertook the exploration of the area in 1964 decided 'to name the peaks after deities from various mythologies.'
  • The catholicity of their nomenclature is evidenced by names such as Mount Astarte, Mount Juno, Manitou Peak, Osiris Peak, and Mount Vishnu.
  • Ppcli Ridge - Named on 10 August 1989 to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.
  • Tatla Lake - This name comes from the Carrier Indian word meaning 'at the end of the lake.' (See Takla Lake.)
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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  • Tiedemann Glacier

  • After Herman O. Tiedemann (1821-91), a German civil engineer who settled in Victoria in 1858, where he designed the first legislative buildings. He accompanied Alfred Waddington to Bute Inlet in 1862 to examine the proposed route to the Interior.


  • Mount Waddington

  • Height 13,104 feet or 3,994 metres. Don and Phyllis Munday, in 1927 the first to climb on this great mountain, called it Mystery Mountain (see W.A.D. Munday, The Unknown Mountain). The authorities decided, however, to name it after Alfred Waddington, an Englishman who arrived in Victoria in 1858 and was a notable champion of unsuccessful causes. He believed that Governor Douglas was entirely wrong in using the Fraser Canyon route for the wagon road to the Cariboo goldfields, and finally he launched a company of his own to establish the route, 175 miles shorter, by steamer to the head of Bute Inlet and then directly overland by way of the Homathko Valley and the Chilcotin. In 1864 the Indians massacred fourteen of his road builders. The first part of Waddington's route north of Bute Inlet proved extremely difficult, and only a few miles of road were ever built.

    After this venture failed, Waddington became an ardent champion of a transcontinental railway that would use the Yellowhead Pass-Bute Inlet route. In 1867 he went to England seeking imperial support for this new project. He was in Ottawa seeking a Canadian charter for his envisioned railway when he died of smallpox in 1872.

    Waddington was an incredible optimist, incapable of taking sufficient cognizance of realities. Sir John A. Macdonald called him 'a respectable old fool.' Perhaps it would have been best if the Geographic Board of Canada had stuck to an earlier plan to name this, the highest peak in the Coast Range, after G.M. Dawson (see Dawson Creek). WADDINGTON HARBOUR on Bute Inlet is also named after Waddington.


  • Why Not Mountain

  • Named in 1976. 'Why Not?' was the motto of the women's liberation movement.


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