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Lake Louise (Alberta)

Lake Louise (Alberta)
Lake information
NameLake Louise
LocationBanff National Park, Alberta
Lake typeGlacial Lake
Primary inflowsLefroy Glacier
Primary outflowsLouise Creek
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length2.0 km (1.2 mi)
Max. width0.5 km (0.3 mi)
Surface area0.8 km2 (0.3 sqmi)
Max. depth70 m (229.7 ft)
Surface elevation1750 m (5741.5 ft)
SettlementsLake Louise

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Lake Louise is a lake in Alberta, Canada. The glacial lake is located in Banff National Park, 5 km (3.1 mi) from the hamlet of Lake Louise and the Trans-Canada Highway.

Lake Louise is named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848 1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, who was the Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883.

The emerald colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake. The lake has a surface of 0.8 km2 (0.3 sqmi) and is drained through the 3 km long Louise Creek into the Bow River.

Fairmont's Chateau Lake Louise, one of Canada's grand railway hotels, is located on Lake Louise's eastern shore. It is a luxury resort hotel built in the early decades of the 20th century by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Moraine Lake and Lake Agnes are also accessible from Lake Louise.

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