Chestermere Lake, located in Chestermere, Alberta, Canada, is a man-made reservoir with a unique history.
Constructed during the 1880s under the guidance of the Canadian Pacific Railway, its original purpose was to facilitate irrigation between Calgary and Strathmore. Over time, its role has significantly evolved, and it now predominantly serves recreational activities such as swimming, windsurfing, fishing, and ice skating during the winter months. The City of Chestermere encompasses the lake on all sides, and the northeastern shoreline is paralleled by the Trans-Canada Highway, while the southern shoreline is adjacent to railway tracks.
Spanning an area of 2.65 square kilometers (1.02 square miles), the lake plunges to a maximum depth of 7 meters (23 feet). Its waters flow into two irrigation canals and are replenished via a canal sourced from the Bow River, near Radisson Heights.