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Chase, BC (Nearby: Squilax, Turtle Valley, Lee Creek, Adams Lake, Shuswap)

  • Squilax

123 Chase St
Chase, British Columbia
V0E 1M0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Squilax - The authors vividly remember visiting an old Indian, Michel Toma, who was young when the CPR was building its transcontinental line at Squilax.
  • He mentioned that a black bear had wandered out from the woods and along the cleared strip where the tracks were to be laid. The men laying the tracks asked the Indian onlookers what they called a black bear in their language.
  • 'Squilax,' replied the Indians, and so this station got its name. (Only in the Chase or eastern dialect of the Shuswap Indian language is this the word for black bear.)
  • 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:
  • Little Shuswap Lake, 4km
  • Chum Lake, 6km
  • Mount Boysse, 7km
  • Banshee Lake, 5km
  • Squilax Mountain, 5km
  • Phillips Lake, 10km
  • Aylmer Lake, 8km
  • Mount Scatchard, 11km
  • Tsalkom Mountain, 9km
  • Skmana Lake, 8km
  • Kosta Lake, 9km
  • Mount Chase, 14km
  • Fleming Lake, 13km
  • Black Mountain, 11km
  • Haggen Lake, 15km
  • Pement Lake, 16km
  • Bryden Lake, 16km
  • Bray Lake, 16km
  • Harper Lake, 17km
  • Mount Hilliam, 13km
  • Nikwikwaia Lakes, 20km
  • Skimikin Lake, 15km
  • Niskonlith Lake, 15km
  • Dennis Lake, 14km
  • Morrisey Lake, 15km
  • Gilfrid Lake, 23km
  • McGillivray Lake, 16km
  • Santabin Lake, 17km
  • Little McGillivray Lake, 17km
  • Mount Riley, 20km
  • Mount Wallensteen, 26km
  • Pisima Mountain, 26km
  • Miller Lake, 27km
  • Loftus Lake, 18km
  • Ukulele Lake, 28km
  • Rabie Lake, 18km
  • Sun Peaks, 19km
  • Wallensteen Lake, 27km
  • Mount Tappen, 22km
  • Mossy Lake, 19km
  • Cahilty Lake, 20km
  • Mount Cahilty, 21km
  • Pillar Lake, 31km
  • Kernaghan Lake, 30km
  • Mount Morrisey, 20km
  • Pisima Lake, 31km
  • Adams Lake, 33km
  • Little White Lake, 21km
  • Mount Martin, 31km
  • Little Lichen Mountain, 28km