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Alberts Lake
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Alberts Lake
Location Manitoba
Lake type Glacial Lake
Primary inflows none
Primary outflows Thompson Lake
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 5.4 km (3.4 mi)
Max. width 2 km (1.2 mi)
Shore length1 26 km (16 mi)
Surface elevation 301 m (988 ft)
Islands 27
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.


Alberts Lake is a glacial lake approximately 17 km (11 mi) northeast of Bakers Narrows which drains into Thompson Lake. It is part of the Nelson River watershed, in the Hudson Bay drainage basin in the Northern Region of Manitoba, Canada.

Description

The lakes sits in Churchill River Upland portion of the Midwestern Canadian Shield forests and is surrounded by mixed forest with stands of black spruce, white spruce, jack pine, and trembling aspen. The shoreline is characterized by steeply sloping irregular rock ridges and poorly drained areas of muskeg. The lake contains burbot, lake whitefish, northern pike, walleye, and yellow perch. The lake is part of the well-known Mistik Creek Canoe route, and has portages to Leo Lake in the south and Naosap Mud Lake to the north.

Name

The lake was named after Peter Albert, a prospector in the area. The name was officially adopted in 1941.

Canoe Route

Alberts Lake is part of the "Mistik Creek Loop", a well-known remote canoe trip which is 80 km (50 mi) in total length and can be paddled in four days. The route begins and ends at Bakers Narrows and from Alberts lake there are portages north to Naosap Mud Lake and south to Leo Lake.

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