Lake Claire 1437 km2, elevation 213 km, max length 63 km, located in northeastern Alberta in the southeast corner of Wood Buffalo National Park, is an isolated western extension of Lake Athabasca and the largest lake entirely within Alberta. Situated west of Fort Chipewyan (established 1788), it is fed by the Peace, Birch and McIvor rivers and drains eastward via Mamawi Lake into Lake Athabasca. Originally one of the deepest lakes in the Athabasca Delta region, it was named Clear Water Lake by Alexander Mackenzie (1792), and its clarity was remarked upon by David Thompson (map of 1814). Over the years it has become shallow through silt accumulation, but still has a commercially profitable goldeye fishery.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Evans, David. "Lake Claire". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lake-claire. Accessed 02 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Evans, D. (2014). Lake Claire. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lake-claire
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Evans, David. "Lake Claire." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 06, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Lake Claire," by David Evans, Accessed December 02, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lake-claire
Article by David Evans
Published Online February 6, 2006
Last Edited January 23, 2014