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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lake Louise, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies

Parting of the Waters

Le Partage des Eaux

Parting of the Waters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amy Harr, July 18, 2013
1. Parting of the Waters Marker
Inscription. How many creeks do you know of that split, with each fork reaching a separate ocean, 4500 km apart.

Here, Divide Creek forks on the boundary between Pacific and Atlantic watersheds, commonly called the Great Divide.

Water in the left fork will flow into the Pacific Ocean. Water in the right fort will flow into the Atlantic Ocean.
Location. 51° 25.441′ N, 116° 10.748′ W. Marker is in Lake Louise, Alberta. Marker can be reached from Lake Louise Drive north of Sentinel Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Louise, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Defining the Boundry of the Great Divide (here, next to this marker); Canadian Pacific Railway Stone Monument (here, next to this marker); Lake Louise-Welcome (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kicking Horse Pass (approx. 8.2 kilometers away in British Columbia).
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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