There is no denying the beauty of the lakes in Canada, especially in BC and Alberta. Not that the lakes in eastern Canada are ugly – far from it – they are beautiful in their own special way. However, you have to admit that the western lakes are a sight to behold. The turquoise waters are framed by majestic mountain peaks. If you are looking for a good swim or motor-boat ride, the eastern canadian lakes are the place to be. But if you are looking to canoe over calm waters in the middle of nowhere, listen to what Horace said, “go west!”
1. Joffre Lakes
The joffre lakes are renowned for their beauty. The lower, middle and upper joffre lakes were formed by glacial activity, and their turquoise waters still reflect this today. Situated 35 km north of penticton, b.c., the joffre lakes evoke a sense of serenity and serenity. Getting to the lakes is not easy, and you’ll need to be prepared for a hike. From the parking lot, the hike to the lower joffre is about a third of a mile. After that, the trail becomes steep and rocky, making the hike up to the upper joffre three miles.
2. Spotted Lake
Spotted Lake is located in south-central BC, close to Osoyoos, and is one of the best places to visit during the summer months. This is because this lake is not your typical colored lake. It is colored, but not by the water itself. The lake is full of minerals, and when the water evaporates in the summer months, it leaves a lake bottom of different mineral colors. The minerals on the lake bottom harden during the summer heat, and you can’t walk on the lake, you have to look at it through a fence.
3. Lake Huron
Lake Huron divides Canada from the United States and is one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes. It is also the home of the largest freshwater island in the world, Manitoulin. The bays of Georgia and Saginaw, the five Great Lakes’ largest bays, are so large that they are sometimes confused with the Great Lakes themselves. The trees outnumber the people along the shores of Lake Huron, which has seen numerous shipwrecks throughout its history, with the most important wreck sites being preserves. The lake was named after the Huron Indians
4. Garibaldi Lake
Garibaldi Lake is located in a provincial park called Garibaldi Lake Provincial Park. It is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and lush forests. It is about 90 minutes outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. This lake is not for the faint of heart. It is a moderately difficult 18 km (11 mile) roundtrip hike to the lake. It takes about 5 or 6 hours to get to the lake. Many people plan ahead and camp here for the night so they can fully appreciate the lake’s beauty.
5. Lake Superior
Lake Superior is one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes and is the largest body of water in the United States. It was formed by volcanic activity over millions of years ago, making it one of the oldest bodies of water in the Great Lakes. The southern part of Lake Superior, which is located on the Canadian side of the lake and on the U.S. side, is also known as the “Great Lakes graveyard,” due to the large number of ship wrecks, most of which are located around Whitefish point. The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was lost there in 1975, and the area is now a protected underwater preserve.