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Here are the 67 lakes we have listed within Canada - compared by Largest Lakes - Water Volume.

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Lake Name Volume in acre-feet Lake Description
Lake Superior
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Michigan, USA / Minnesota, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
9,799,680,000 Lake Superior Pictures Skipping over state and country borders, Lake Superior, the largest, deepest, coldest, cleanest, least developed, and most pristine of the Great Lakes, reigns as the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. By volume, this 31,820 square mile colossus ranks fourth - a whopping 2,900 cubic ...
Lake Michigan-Huron
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
6,858,776,000 Lake Michigan-Huron Pictures Lake Michigan and Lake Huron - two of North America's Great Lakes - are contiguous and they share the same elevation of 577 feet above sea level. They are connected by the five-mile-wide Straits of Mackinac. Hydrologically, this makes these "two lakes" a single lake. Some hydrologists designate the ...
Lake Huron
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Michigan, USA)
2,872,320,000 Lake Huron Pictures A glacial lake of epic proportions, Lake Huron is the second largest of the five Great Lakes by surface area, boasting 23,010 square miles and an incredible 3,825-mile shoreline. The massive lake is the third largest of the Great Lakes by water volume, containing 850 cubic miles of fresh water within ...
Great Bear Lake
(Northwest Territories, Canada)
1,812,754,700 Great Bear Lake Pictures Great Bear Lake is located in the Northwest Territories of Canada. It is a natural lake, encircled by wilderness, and the largest lake completely in Canada. Great Bear Lake is on the Arctic Circle and ice-covered eight months out of the year. With an area of over 7 million acres and more than 26 islands, ...
Lake Ontario
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / New York, USA)
1,328,025,600 Lake Ontario Pictures Lake Ontario, one of the world's five Great Lakes, weaves over state and country borders, delighting Americans, Canadians, and visiting tourists with its deep, clear, clean waters. Proudly home to a staggering 4,700,000 acres (7,340 square miles), Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes, the ...
Great Slave Lake
(Northwest Territories, Canada)
1,284,095,982 Great Slave Lake Pictures Great Slave Lake is the fifth-largest lake (by acreage) in North America and, following Great Bear Lake, is the second-largest in Canada. A natural lake, it is located in south-central Northwest Territories (NWT). Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Great Slave Lake is frozen about five and a half ...
Lake Erie
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA / Michigan, USA / Ohio, USA)
391,987,200 Lake Erie Pictures Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes of North America, straddles the borders of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and the Canadian province of Ontario. The lake is named after the Native American tribe that inhabited its shores before being killed off by the Iroquois League for aiding their enemy, ...
Gull Lake
(Alberta, Canada)
354,221,666 Gull Lake Pictures Gull Lake Message Forums Surrounded by Alberta's wide-open spaces and endless Canadian skies, Gull Lake is located in Alberta's Central tourism region. Well situated between Edmonton and Calgary in south-central Alberta, Gull Lake attracts a growing number of seasonal residents. Gull Lake's 19,917-acre surface area lies across ...
Lake Winnipeg
(Manitoba, Canada)
228,833,000 Lake Winnipeg Pictures Lake Winnipeg is a long (271 miles) somewhat shallow outdoor enthusiast's dream. It's located some 35 miles north of Winnipeg, Manitoba and is a natural favorite for Canadian residents as well as visitors. Lake Winnipeg's beautiful beaches, provincial parks and uncluttered waters afford a wealth of ...
Lake Athabasca
(Alberta, Canada / Saskatchewan, Canada)
165,242,878 Lake Athabasca is a 1,939,776-acre lake with a maximum depth of 410 feet making it the largest and deepest lake in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. Approximately 30% of the lake lies within Alberta and the remainder is located in Saskatchewan. Lake Athabasca is a fly-in lake meaning the only way to get ...
Lake Mistassini
(Quebec, Canada)
121,606,979 Lake Mistassini Message Forums Also known as: Lac Mistassini
Lake Mistassini in Quebec's James Bay region is the stuff fishing legends are made of. Located 220 miles east of James Bay and over 400 miles north of Montreal, Lake Mistassini is the largest natural lake in Quebec. This is fly-in country; getting to the lake by road takes considerable effort, not to ...
Manicouagan Reservoir
(Quebec, Canada)
115,121,274 Manicouagan Reservoir Pictures Manicouagan Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Lake Manicouagan, Lac Manicouagan, Lac Mouchalagane
Manicouagan Reservoir is one of the world's most interesting geological features. This huge annular (circular) lake was shaped by a number of factors, earliest of which was an asteroid strike an estimated 211 million years ago which created an impact crater over 60 miles across. In more recent history, ...
Nettilling Lake
(Nunavut, Canada)
92,421,304 Nettilling Lake Message Forums Biting wind batters the exposed part of your face while snow collects on your parka like dust. The dogs keep pace as your sled slips across the ground. You are in the Arctic, Nunavut to be exact, the northernmost territory of Canada, and you are on your way to Nettilling Lake, led by a friendly Inuit ...
Reindeer Lake
(Manitoba, Canada / Saskatchewan, Canada)
77,219,200 Reindeer Lake Message Forums Reindeer Lake is the one of the largest lakes in North America, covering about 1,500,000 acres and spanning the border of Saskatchewan and Manitoba provinces in Canada. Estimates of the lake's immense size range from 1,309,800 to 1,640,000 acres. At 180 miles long, Reindeer Lake's exterior shoreline ...
Wollaston Lake
(Saskatchewan, Canada)
60,803,490 Wollaston Lake Message Forums Wilderness adventures draw people to Wollaston Lake in northeastern Saskatchewan. Sparsely populated, Wollaston Lake is home to copious amounts of wildlife, birds and freshwater fishing fun. Wollaston is one of a few lakes in Saskatchewan offering anglers the chance to reel in pike, lake trout, walleye ...
Kootenay Lake
(British Columbia, Canada)
29,753,174 Kootenay Lake Pictures Kootenay Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Kootenay
Kootenay Lake's deep, clear waters stretch over 60 miles and 96,000 acres, reflecting the icy peaks of Kokanee Glacier. The lake is beautiful, ringed with the Selkirk and Purcell Mountain Ranges. The lake is home to the Gerrard Rainbow Trout, the world's largest trout, known for their size and ability ...
Caniapiscau Reservoir
(Quebec, Canada)
27,777,024 Caniapiscau Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Lake Caniapiscau
"The money is not as useful as the land was before we lost it." -Chisasibi Cree Native About 9,000 years ago, the glaciers receded on the Laurentian Plateau of the Canadian Shield, leaving pockets of lakes in their wake. The rivers were fast and ran with snowmelt, and lakes covered the landscape. ...
Smallwood Reservoir
(Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
23,486,361 Smallwood Reservoir Message Forums Wild, diverse and always impressive, Smallwood Reservoir is not a place to be taken lightly. Smallwood Reservoir is not a place for leisurely lakeside strolls and gourmet candlelight dinners. The area is best described in the provincial tourism brochure, where it says this is a land for the traveler ...
Lake Champlain
(Quebec, Canada / New York, USA / Vermont, USA)
20,916,400 Lake Champlain Pictures Lake Champlain, straddling New York and Vermont in the USA, and Quebec in Canada, is a natural freshwater lake seated 96 feet above sea level. Briefly designated a Great Lake by President Bill Clinton in 1998, Lake Champlain reaches a maximum depth of 400 feet, covers an impressive 435 square miles, ...
Okanagan Lake
(British Columbia, Canada)
19,943,545 Okanagan Lake Pictures Okanagan Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Okanagan
Okanagan Lake, located in British Columbia's Napa of the North Country, is a vacationer's paradise. Its sheer size and convenient location make this well-developed area the perfect destination for any activity you can imagine. Visitors can enjoy an active day on the water fishing, boating, parasailing, ...
Lake of the Woods
(Manitoba, Canada / Ontario, Canada / Minnesota, USA)
15,700,000 Lake of the Woods Pictures Spanning the border from Minnesota into the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba, Lake of the Woods is an enormous body of water over 68 miles long, 59 miles wide, with 25,000 miles of shoreline - the world's longest lake shoreline. The western part of the lake is mostly open water, while the ...
Shuswap Lake
(British Columbia, Canada)
15,484,622 Shuswap Lake Pictures Shuswap Lake Message Forums With 889 miles of shoreline and a multitude of provincial parks, 76,602-acre Shuswap Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia offers unlimited water related recreational opportunities. The lake also boasts the largest houseboat fleet in Canada for those looking for a unique and fun way to vacation ...
Lake Manitoba
(Manitoba, Canada)
11,431,056 Lake Manitoba Pictures Lake Manitoba is located in central Manitoba about 45 miles northwest of the city of Winnipeg. It is one of the best fishing and outdoor natural lakes in Canada. Lake Manitoba is an impressive 125 miles long and has a maximum width of 28 miles with an irregular shape. With an area of over 1,000,000 ...
Pipmuacan Reservoir
(Quebec, Canada)
11,151,360 Pipmuacan Reservoir Pictures Pipmuacan Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Reservoir Pipmuacan
Far to the north in Quebec's vast evergreen forests, Pipmuacan Reservoir performs unseen yet vital service to the customers of Hydro-Quebec. About 90% of the province's electrical power is generated by hydroelectric, necessitating a way to store and control the large amount of water rushing from the ...
Lesser Slave Lake
(Alberta, Canada)
11,098,663 Located 236 miles northwest of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, Lesser Slave Lake's more than 280,000 surface acres present a wonderful scenic recreational jewel for the Province. The lake is one of a few accessible by auto, surrounded by forests. (Canada's Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories ...

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