Quamichan Lake
Quamichan Lake is located in the Comiaken and Quamichan Districts, north east of Duncan. According to the Akriggs, the lake derives its name from a hill located behind the Quamichan First Nation village that resembles a humpbacked person.1 A note on the BC Geographical Names website states that Quamichan was an ogre who feasted on children.1
  • 1. G. P. V. Akrigg and H. B. Akrigg, British Columbia Place Names (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997), 219.
  • 2. Quamichan Lake, BC Geographical Names Information System.
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    Comiaken Land District

    Quamichan District

    The Colonial Despatches Team. Quamichan Lake. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/quamichan_lake.html.

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