Alta Lake

Local nameAlta Lake & Rainbow Park
LocationWhistler, British Columbia, Canada

Alta Lake is a lake in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

Originally named Summit Lake, Alta Lake was renamed to avoid confusion with the many other Summit Lakes in British Columbia. The name is derived from the Spanish for "high up" or "upper". The lake's southern end is the divide between the basins of the Green and Cheakamus Rivers. The lake is 642 m in elevation and approximately 1.1 km2 in area and 2.2 km north to south, with a maximum width of about 675 metres, east to west.

Neighbourhoods around the lake include Alta Lake, the original community in this area, Alta Vista and Whistler Cay Estates. At the north end of the lake the original site of Rainbow Lodge preserves some cabins that were part of that rustic resort, and a municipally run ecological preserve which extends up the wetlands of the River of Golden Dreams, which leads to Green Lake.

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Address 3274 Archibald Way, Whistler V0N1B3, Canada

Coordinates 50°6'40.493" N -122°58'38.514" E

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