Cascade River (Alberta)
The Cascade River in Stewart Canyon
|Country||Canada ( Alberta)|
|Main source||Bonnet Glacier/Badger Pass
2,174 m (7,133 ft)
|River mouth||Bow River
1,361 m (4,465 ft)
The Cascade River is formed from the glacial melt of Flints and Bonnet Peaks, as well as Block Mountain. Glacial lakes that drain into the Cascade include Goat Lake, Sawback Lake, Elk Lake, and Cuthead Lake. The river also takes on Stoney Creek before entering the dramatic Stewart Canyon, then draining into Lake Minnewanka.
The Cascade River is named after Cascade Mountain. The mountain was named by Sir James Hector, who took the native name which meant "mountain where the water falls" and abbreviated the term to Cascade.
- Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1991). Place Names of Alberta, Volume 1. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, pg. 42
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