Cameron Lake (British Columbia)

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Cameron Lake
Cameron Lake (Vancouver Island).jpg
Location Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Coordinates 49°17′30″N 124°37′30″W / 49.29167°N 124.62500°W / 49.29167; -124.62500Coordinates: 49°17′30″N 124°37′30″W / 49.29167°N 124.62500°W / 49.29167; -124.62500
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 477 hectares
Surface elevation 184 metres

Cameron Lake is a lake in central Vancouver Island located 15 km east of Port Alberni, on the north side of Highway 4. It has an area of 477 hectares and an elevation of 184 metres above sea level. The lake is between Mount Arrowsmith to the south and Mount Wesley to the north. The lake was named by Captain Richards in 1860 for David Cameron, the first Chief Justice of Vancouver Island.[1][2]

The entire southern shore of the lake is incorporated in the Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park[3]

In the summer of 2009, the B.C. Cryptozoology Club was not able to identify the source of earlier sightings of what may have been a large trout or something larger leading to speculation about some sort of sea serpent.[4][5]

Hydrology[edit]

Aerial view
Cameron Lake, BC at dusk, viewed from the north

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cameron Lake". BC Geographical Names. http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/40484.html.
  2. ^ Walbran, Captain John T. (1971), British Columbia Place Names, Their Origin and History (Facsimile reprint of 1909 ed.), Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, p. 79, ISBN 0-88894-143-9 
  3. ^ BC Parks.
  4. ^ CTV News (October 4, 2009), What lurks at the bottom of B.C.'s Cameron Lake?, retrieved 2009-10-05 
  5. ^ CBC (September 20, 2009), Mysterious creature lurking in Vancouver Island lake, retrieved 2009-10-06