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Harrison Lake in Coast Mountains, Canada – February 16th, 2011

49.5N 121.8W

February 16th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Canada - February 1st, 2011

This orthorectified image shows several lakes in the southern Coast Mountains of Canada. The one in the upper right corner is Harrison Lake, the largest lake in that mountain range, at about 250 square kilometres in area.

East of the lake are the Lillooet Ranges while to the west are the Douglas Ranges. The lake is the last of a series of large north-south glacial valleys tributary to the Fraser River along its north bank east of Vancouver, British Columbia. The river can be seen crossing the lower part of the image.

2 Responses to “Harrison Lake in Coast Mountains, Canada – February 16th, 2011”

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    Those are some pictures. That is 1000 miles of vast differences. Very interesting to know. Do you know anything about the name?: Why is it called Harrison Lake? Harrison is a popular name in Arkansas, USA. I think everyone fell in love with the movies. Thank you for the information.

  2. 2

    Harrison Lake is the largest lake in the Fraser Valley that drains by way of the Harrison River 18 km to the Fraser. It is named after Benjamin Harrison, a former deputy governor for the Hudson’s Bay Company.

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