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Lac des Arcs (Alberta)

Lac des Arcs
A view of Lac des Arcs in October
Lac des Arcs is located in Alberta
Lac des Arcs
Lac des Arcs
LocationBighorn No. 8, Alberta
Coordinates51°03′15″N 115°10′47″W / 51.05417°N 115.17972°W / 51.05417; -115.17972 (Lac des Arcs)
Primary inflowsBow River
Primary outflowsBow River
Basin countriesCanada
Surface elevation1,320 m (4,330 ft)
SettlementsLac des Arcs

Lac des Arcs is a lake in Alberta, Canada, that forms part of the Bow River.

Located within Alberta's Rockies, the Hamlet of Lac des Arcs is on the lake's southeastern shore, while the Lafarge Exshaw Plant and a limestone quarry lie on the lake's northern shore.

The Trans-Canada Highway runs along the southern shore, and the CPKC Railway main line and Highway 1A follow the northern shore. The lake is also locally known for a local landmark, Adams island (51.053152977037904, -115.18780977137516). This is a small island visible from the Trans-Canada Highway and a common sight seeing attraction for tourisits.[citation needed].


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