Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road  or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc.  l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years,you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer:  The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.

Ok so in last week’s article I said that Saskatchewan had the most lakes in Canada. Tim said I made a mistake, so I re-checked it. Yup he was right (Crap I hate it when he’s right, but it doesn’t happen often hahaha) 

Canada in total has 2 million lakes!

Quebec apparently has the most freshwater lakes followed closely by Ontario (picture above is Lake Huron 2nd largest of the Great Lakes. Photo taken in Goderich Ontario, Huron County ) 

Ontario is the only known province that will touch four of the Great Lakes: Lake Erie (is the 4th largest of the Great Lakes. The 5th largest lake in Canada, and it is the shallowest of the Great Lakes)  Lake Huron, Lake Superior. and of course, Lake Ontario ( this province was named after this Great Lake; this lake is also the smallest of the Great Lakes) 

After Ontario, for the most lakes comes Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba

Great Slave Lake is the deepest lake in North America located in the Northwest Territories, it is also the 10th largest lake in the world.

 Although BC is not connected to any of the Great Lakes,  we are connected to the Pacific Ocean, and boasting well over 20,000 lakes. We have plenty of beautiful lakes here, Okanagan Lake for instance is a big deep beautiful lake, The Shuswap Lake is stunning as well. And what about our smaller lakes that have some great places to go fishing.  

Quesnel Lake in British Columbia is the deepest fjord (inlet created by a glacier) lake of the world, the deepest in BC, and the 3rd deepest lake in North America

Lake Superior is the largest fresh lake in the world and we share this Great Lake with the United States. All the regions consist of Ontario, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. 

Great Bear lake of the Northwest Territories is one of the largest lakes in Canada it is also frozen for a good part of the year from November to July. it is a great lake for ice fishing, hunting, and other fishing when the lake is not frozen. ( I have never been there but the photos of this lake look amazing)

Lake Athabasca borders on both Saskatchewan and Alberta, it is the deepest and largest lake for both of the provinces.

Lake Nettilling in Nunavut is frozen for a good part of the year, this is known as the world’s largest lake that is on an island.

Prince Edward Island is the only province in Canada not to have any freshwater lakes.