Calling Lake

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Calling Lake
Location Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17, Alberta
Coordinates 55°14′32″N 113°18′40″W / 55.24222°N 113.31111°W / 55.24222; -113.31111Coordinates: 55°14′32″N 113°18′40″W / 55.24222°N 113.31111°W / 55.24222; -113.31111
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 13.6 km (8.5 mi)
Max. width 13 km (8.1 mi)
Surface area 138 km2 (53 sq mi)
Max. depth 18.3 m (60 ft)
Surface elevation 529 m (1,736 ft)
Settlements Calling Lake
References Calling Lake

Calling Lake is a large lake in north-central Alberta, Canada.[1]

The lake's name comes from the First Nations of the area, who heard the lake ice cracking.[2]

It has a total area of 134 km2 (52 sq mi) and is located in a large bend of the Athabasca River, 60 km north of the town of Athabasca on Highway 813.

The Calling Lake Provincial Park is located on the southern shore of the lake, and the Jean Baptiste Gambler 183 First Nations reserve of the Bigstone Cree Nation is established in the hamlet of Calling Lake on the eastern shore.

The waters of the lake are drained through the Calling River into the Athabasca River.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Calling Lake". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. 
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 29.