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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How many lakes does Canada have?

Without a doubt, CANADA can boast that it has the most lakes in the world. Depending on the definition of a lake, Canada may be home to more than (drum roll please...)
1,700,000 Lakes!
Many of these lakes, though, are quite small and shallow — and therefore could easily be classified as ponds. To me, ponds are lakes, too! Most of these lakes are located in rural, isolated areas far from the influence of humans. Of course, there are plenty of lakes that Canadians and others are much more likely to access for fishing, swimming, and boating.

Large lakes with plenty of recreational opportunities include Lake Athabasca in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Bras d'Or Lake in Nova Scotia, Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Lake Nipigon in Ontario, Lac Saint-Jean in Québec, and Lake of the Woods in Manitoba, Ontario, and northern Minnesota (U.S.). Of course, I cannot forget to mention the Great Lakes along the Canada-United States border: Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, and Lake Superior. While the exact count of Canada's lakes is unclear, one country with the second highest number of lakes might have an exact number down: 187,888. At least 4,300 kilometers (about 2,700 miles) away from Canada, this country is FINLAND.

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