Anahim Lake

ANAHIM LAKE , pop 163, is on the Chilcotin Hwy (see ROADS AND HWYS) 315 km west of WILLIAMS LAKE. Named for a FIRST NATIONS chief, Anaham, it is the westernmost community in the CHILCOTIN and the last to be settled. Anaham and his people were moved east to the Anaham RESERVE in the valley of the Chilcotin R following the CHILCOTIN WAR, and the spelling of the community's name was changed by the first postmaster, Stan Dowling, to avoid confusion between the 2 places. Dowling, who took the first...

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