Upper Kananaskis Lake

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Upper Kananaskis Lake
Upper Kananaskis Lake aerial1.jpg
Location Kananaskis, Alberta
Coordinates 50°37′05″N 115°09′15″W / 50.61806°N 115.15417°W / 50.61806; -115.15417Coordinates: 50°37′05″N 115°09′15″W / 50.61806°N 115.15417°W / 50.61806; -115.15417
Type Reservoir, oligotrophic
Primary inflows Upper Kananaskis River
Primary outflows Lower Kananaskis Lake
Catchment area 139 km2 (54 sq mi)[1]
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)[1]
Average depth 32 m (105 ft)
Max. depth 108 m (354 ft)
Surface elevation 1,720 m (5,640 ft)
References [1]

Upper Kananaskis Lake is a natural lake that was turned into a reservoir in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada.

Upper Kananaskis Lake, along with the Lower Kananaskis Lake, is located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park .

The lake is part of a series of natural and man made lakes in the Kananaskis and Bow Valleys used for hydro electric power, flood control, and water reserves for the Bow River water users such as the city of Calgary.

The lake is also used for recreational activities, with hiking paths surrounding the lake (and cross-country skiing trails in the winter).

Hiking trails[edit]

  • Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit
  • Rawson Lake Trail
  • Aster Lake Route (also goes to Hidden Lake)
  • Three Isle Lake Trail
  • Maude-Lawson Trail (To Lawson Lake)
  • Mount Indefatigable Trail
  • Elk Pass Trail (To Fox, Frozen, Upper Elk, and Lower Elk Lakes)
  • Northover Ridge Route



  1. ^ a b c University of Alberta (2005). "Atlas of Alberta Lakes". Retrieved 2007-05-01.