10 of the best Canadian lakes

  • Canoes on Lake Louise

Canada's known for many things - and one of those is most certainly the undeniably stunning scenery on offer. Glaciers, forests, mountains, and, of course - lakes. We've rounded up our top ten awesome Canadian lakes you could get the chance to lay eyes - and perhaps canoes - on! 

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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake

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Chances are this is one of the lakes you've seen in pictures from...ooh...ANYONE who's travelled to Banff National Park. And trust us - the stunning pictures don't even do it justice.

Lake Superior

Lake Superior

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The largest of the 'Great Lakes', Lake Superior borders both the United States and Canada. It's around 350 miles long and 160 miles wide.

Lake Louise

Lake Louise couple

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Another well-known expanse of water, the beautiful turquoise waters surrounded by towering peaks and cliffs make for some of the world's most beautiful views.

Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake

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Banff really does have a lot of amazing lakes! This one was named after Bill Peyto, an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area.

Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario

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The north, west, and southwest shores of this lake border with Ontario, hence the name! All of the water in the Great Lakes flows through Lake Ontario, and the city of Toronto perches on its shoreline.

Burns Lake 

Burns Lake

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Small but perfectly formed, Burns Lake is the perfect off-the-beaten-track destination for a spot of canoeing.

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake

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Another showstopper from the Rockies - this time, it's Yoho National Park delivering the goods! 

Kamloops Lake 

Kamloops Lake

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Kamloops officially the friendliest city in Canada - and you'd be pretty cheerful too if you had views like these to look at...

Okanagan Lake

Okanagan Lake

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Okanagan Lake is a fjord lake, carved out by glacial erosion. It's known for its sudden depth, reaching 100m deep within 10m of the shore.

Lake Huron

Lake Huron

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Another one bordering Ontario - Lake Huron has the longest shoreline of all five Great Lakes.

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