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Douglas Lake / Chapperon Lake / Minnie Lake / Pennask Lake / Peter Hope Lake / Spahomin Creek

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Douglas Lake, BC (Nearby: Stump Lake, Quilchena, Brigade Lake, Bestwick, Beresford)

  • Chapperon Lake
  • Douglas Lake
  • Minnie Lake
  • Pennask Lake
  • Peter Hope Lake
  • Spahomin Creek

Douglas Lake, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Chapperon Lake named after Francois Chapperon, a packer who used to keep his horses near here. In 1883 he sold the property, which eventually became part of the Douglas Lake Ranch.
  • Douglas Lake - After the first pre-emptor of the Douglas Lake ranch, John Douglas. This Douglas, no relation of Governor Sir James Douglas, came to Nicola Valley hoping that the dry climate would help his lung condition.
  • He acquired much land between 1872 and 1888. He died in California in 1889, apparently of tuberculosis.
  • Rather late in life, John Douglas married Mrs. Julia Cross, keeper of a boarding-house in San Francisco. She took violent exception to life in a ranch house, so old John set her up with a boarding-house in Victoria and returned to his bachelor ways.
  • Minnie Lake - After Minnie (b. 1873), daughter of Byron Earnshaw, first settler here.
  • Pennask Lake - There are two theories about this name. The first is that it comes from the personal name of an Indian, possibly meaning 'gathered to a point cloud.'
  • The other is that it means 'plenty of lake trout at all times.' This lake was an important source of fish for both the Thompson and Okanagan Indians in the food-scarce winter months. Today it is still known as a prime fishing lake.
  • Peter Hope Lake - Named after a prospector who came to the Interior in 1863. A part-time guide, he claimed to know every inch of the Nicola country.
  • Spahomin Creek - From the Thompson Indian word meaning 'shavings or cuttings,' as of wood.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
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  • Douglas Lake, 4km
  • Jacks Lake, 5km
  • Spahomin Lake, 9km
  • Blue Lake, 10km
  • Glimpse Lake, 10km
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  • Chapperon Lake, 11km
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  • Pefferle Lake, 18km
  • Mount Hamilton, 12km
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  • Nauchachapt Lake, 13km
  • Whiterock Lake, 15km
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