- This article is about the lake in British Columbia, Canada. For the reservoir in Washington, United States, see Lake Kokanee.
|Primary inflows||Kokanee Glacier|
|Primary outflows||Kokanee Creek|
|Max. length||1,200 m|
|Max. width||400 m|
|Surface elevation||1,981 m (6,498 ft)|
Kokanee Lake is one of over 30 alpine lakes located in British Columbia's Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. The lake is approximately 1,200 m long and 400 m wide, at an elevation of 1,981 m (6,498 ft) and located at the head of Kokanee Creek. It is fed by the Kokanee Glacier and is the headwater of Kokanee Creek. Access is by the Gibson Lake trailhead, from which Kokanee Lake is a 4 km hike. Fishing is permitted and the lake is usually stocked with cutthroat trout.
Michel Trudeau avalanche accident
On November 13, 1998, Michel Trudeau, son of then former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau and younger brother of then future Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, drowned following an avalanche accident that swept him into Kokanee Lake. In spite of an extensive search, his body was never recovered from the lake. The Kokanee Glacier Cabin was built on the shore of Kaslo Lake to commemorate him and 12 others who died as a result of avalanches in the park.
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- "Community Celebrates Opening Of Kokanee Glacier Cabin". press release Province of British Columbia. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
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