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Bourgeau Lake
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Location Banff National Park, Alberta
Coordinates 51°08′07″N 115°47′25″W / 51.13528°N 115.79028°W / 51.13528; -115.79028
Type Glacial lake
Basin countries Canada
Max. depth Unknown

Bourgeau Lake is a rock-rimmed alpine lake at the foot of Mount Bourgeau near Banff, in Banff National Park, Alberta. It is a popular hiking destination. The trailhead is located at the Bourgeau Lake parking lot on the southwest side of the Trans-Canada Highway, 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from the turnoff for the Banff Sunshine ski resort. The hike takes on average 2.5 to 3 hours one way and ascends 725 m (2,380 ft) to a maximum elevation of 2,160 m (7,090 ft) The trail to the summit of Mt. Bourgeau starts at the western end of the lake.

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