Somenos Lake
Somenos Lake is located within the Somenos District, north of Duncan. Somenos is the plural form of the Cowichan word for a resting place.1 According to the Akriggs, the name originally referred to an area on the Cowichan River that was calm enough for canoers to rest before they continued their journey upstream.2
  • 1. G. P. V. Akrigg and H. B. Akrigg, British Columbia Place Names (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997), 249.
  • 2. Ibid.
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    Cowichan River

    Somenos District

    The Colonial Despatches Team. Somenos 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/somenos_lake.html.

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