Amethyst Lakes

Alberta. Lakes: Athabasca River drainage
Headwaters of Astoria River
52.7 N 118.2769 W — Map 083D09 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1935
Official in Canada
Anethyst Lake. A. Y. Jackson, 1927

Anethyst Lake. A. Y. Jackson, 1927
Jasper National Park, Canadian National Railways

Richard William Cautley [1873–1953] in his report on the Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Commission survey notes that “the Amethyst Lakes, both a beautiful blue, add colour to the scene.”


  • Cautley, Richard William [1873–1953], and Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Report of the Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part II. 1917 to 1921. From Kicking Horse Pass to Yellowhead Pass.. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924. Whyte Museum
  • Holmgren, Eric J., and Holmgren, Patricia M. Over 2,000 place names of Alberta. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Modern Press, 1973. Internet Archive

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