Nature is something that never fails to mesmerize anyone. Lakes, a spectacular form of nature, are so angelic and pious that one can spend hours in its lap. Canada, the second largest country in the world, is blessed by nature in this aspect.
More than 50% of the natural lakes in the world are here in Canada, and that’s the reason it’s called “The Land of Lakes.” It’s believed that there are over 2 million lakes in Canada, 31,752 of which are larger than three square kilometres, with 561 of these lakes having a surface area larger than 100 square kilometres. Here, we catalogue 5 extremely heavenly lakes of Canada as follows.
These are the five undeniably gorgeous lakes in Canada
- Lake Superior (surface area of 31,700 square miles): Globally, it is the world’s largest water body. In fact, it is larger than the rest of the Great Lakes combined. This lake brags for the cleanest water with an average underwater visibility of 8 meters. As per a report, if emptied, this 1300 feet deep lake will take almost 200 years to refill with new water. The weather is normally moderate throughout the year with winter temperature falling to the minimum of 3 degrees Celcius.
It features a long coast with sandy beaches, untouched by pollution, and is home to more than 80 species of fish, numerous plant species, such as, white pine, flowering rush, orchid and many more, bird species, such as hawks, loons, owls, woodpeckers etc. to pursue your passion for adventure, you can perform a myriad of activities at any point of time, like paddle golf, wet a line, spot wildlife and hike. It also hosts winter activities, such as snowshoe, snowboard, fat bike, etc.
- Lake Ontario (surface area of 7,320 square miles):Quite opposite to Lake Superior, Lake Ontario is the smallest of all the Great Lakes but is quite deep. You’ll be able to witness the astonishing Niagara Falls, and a number of lagoons nearby. This lake is also home to a number of islands, including well-renowned the Thousand Islands region. This lake is the home to variegated flora and fauna. Coho Salmon, Walleye and Chinook, Salmon and abundant of trout varieties such as rainbow and steelhead, are some of the fish species that you can see swimming in the water of this lake. Fruit trees, such as apples, peaches, pears, cherries, and plums can be seen in numbers, and a part of wildlife including swans, loons, ducks, and geese are its inhabitants.This lake hardly freezes keeping its water temperature ranging from 3-24 degrees Celcius throughout the year. Fishing, jet skiing, boating, and swimming are the things you can try your hands on.
- Lake Moraine (Lake Louise) (surface area of 0.19 square miles): Although it is smaller in size, it renders the most scenic, picturesque, and stunning view. This 14 km long glacier-fed lake is encompassed by mountains, astonishing waterfalls and huge rock piles altogether contribute for a ravishing topography. Its vibrant blue-green color and the sterling air are a pleasure to witness and feel. You can enjoy canoeing on its glorious water, and hiking around the lake which has different levels of trails right away from approachable walks to formidable ones. You can have a handsome compilation of photographs of its surroundings here in Banff National Park. You will definitely feel captivated by the tall palm trees and the astounding hills.
- Lake Abraham (surface area of 20.73 square miles): This one is also with a wonderous enclosure but this man-made lake in Alberta is unusual for a reason. You can witness bubbles coming on the lake surface that gets frozen during winter, which undoubtedly looks stunning but is equally dangerous. These blue-green bubbles are created due to the release of methane gas from the lake bed. This place is really promising for the photographers and magnetizes crowd especially during winter. You can go here for a glacier walk, canoeing, paddling on the lake or just lay over it.
- Lake Emerald (surface area of 0.35 square miles): It is the most famous attraction of Yoho National Park in British Columbia. It has a stunning mirror image that shows the trees and mountains at their best. Even if frozen, it renders a picturesque and serene view that definitely leaves a lasting impression on the tourists. It is the most interesting one, as it gifts its tourists various activities to do during summer. You can do canoeing, driving (up to Takakkaw and Wapta Falls), paddle boarding, hiking, bike riding, and camping.
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