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Wapta Lake is a glacial lake in Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rockies of eastern British Columbia, Canada.[1]

Wapta Lake
LocationBritish Columbia
Coordinates51°26′21″N 116°21′00″W / 51.43917°N 116.35000°W / 51.43917; -116.35000Coordinates: 51°26′21″N 116°21′00″W / 51.43917°N 116.35000°W / 51.43917; -116.35000
TypeGlacial
Primary inflowsCataract Brook, Blue Creek
Primary outflowsKicking Horse River
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length740 m (2,430 ft)
Max. width340 m (1,120 ft)
Surface area0.2 km2 (0.077 sq mi)
Surface elevation1,600 m (5,200 ft)

Wapta Lake is formed from Cataract Brook and Blue Creek in Yoho National Park, and is the source of the Kicking Horse River.

The Trans-Canada Highway passes on the north shore of the lake, while the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks follow the south shore.

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  1. ^ "Wapta Lake". BC Geographical Names.