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Chestermere Lake, Chestermere

#77 of 126 in Nature in Alberta
Water Body · Nature / Park
Chestermere Lake is a man-made reservoir in Chestermere, Alberta, Canada.
It was built in the 1880s by the Canadian Pacific Railway, for irrigation of the area between Calgary and Strathmore. It is now used mainly for recreation purposes, such as swimming, windsurfing, fishing and skating (in winter). The City of Chestermere surrounds the lake on three sides. The Trans-Canada Highway follows the northeastern shore, while the railway tracks pass by the southern shore.
The lake covers a surface of 2.65km2 and has a maximum depth of 7m. It drains into two irrigation canals and is filled via a canal from the Bow River.
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  • Restrictions are starting to relax in Alberta, so more people are getting out and about. We headed out to Chestermere Lake to do some birdwatching. As with so many places, all the public washrooms...  more »
  • There is some beaches and parks along the lake. The beaches self are pretty clean and good managed. You can find some beach chairs here and there. Nice place to hang out with friends and family.  more »
  • It gets very busy on the weekends. Other than that its a pretty cool place!
  • I loved my first Visit over there. I couldn't hold myself and went for swimming without having a backup plan :p
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