The Taseko Lakes area is comprised of two lakes (Upper Taseko Lake and Lower Taseko Lake) which are the continuation of the upper Taseko River. The name is based on name in the Tsilhqot’in (steelh-coht-een) language, “Dasiqox Biny,” meaning “Mosquito River” and refers to both lakes as one lake, which was also the case with the original English usage until separate lakes were designated in 1954. The lakes are divided by the short Taseko Narrows which provides an important crossing place for deer.
The Taseko Lakes are part of Ts’il?os Provincial Park, which also includes Chilko Lake, Nemaiah and Yohetta Valleys.
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