Namakan Lake

Namakan Reservoir-Kabetogama Lake Island

Namakan Lake’s delights await the lucky visitor. Covering more than 24,000 acres with many small islands, about half of the lake is located in Minnesota’s Northeast Region and the other half in Ontario, Canada. The USA portion of the lake…

Northern Light Lake

Early Morning

Sprawling and unspoiled, Northern Light Lake spreads across western Ontario’s Granite Shield like a blanket of water. The lake isn’t well-known; only a few isolated cabins share the 177-mile shoreline. Two commercial resorts hold campgrounds and cabins. The nearest larger…

Star Lake MB

Summer at Star Lake

One of the choice residential lakes within Whiteshell Provincial Park is beautiful Star Lake. Located just west of much larger West Hawk Lake, Star Lake is one which Manitoba planning officials have allowed to develop cottage communities. Most of the…

Falcon Lake MB

Falcon Lake Shoreline

One of southeastern Manitoba’s best vacation hideaways is Falcon Lake. This 3,700-acre lake offers a bit of everything-except crowded cities. Nestled in the far south of Whiteshell Provincial Park, Falcon Lake is home to hundreds of cottagers, two provincial campgrounds,…

Red Rock Lake

Red Rock Lake Sunset

Beautiful Red Rock Lake, small by Manitoba standards, is nestled in the central portion of Whiteshell Provincial Park. Sized at over 500 acres, Red Rock Lake is easy to find if you know where to look: it’s right along side…

Adams Lake

Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run

Located in southern British Columbia amid the Columbia Mountains, Adams Lake is a more remote and less developed neighbor to nearby Shuswap Lake. Covering 34,000 acres with 93 miles of shoreline, Adams Lake reaches depths of 1,502 feet, making it…

Shoal Lake

Remote, inviting and beautiful describes Shoal Lake. Sprawling across about 80,000 acres in southwestern Ontario at the border with Manitoba, Shoal Lake is one of the Province’s best-kept secrets. The size is only an estimate; the lake has never been…

Big Whiteshell Lake

Manitoba’s Big Whiteshell Lake is a shining star among the 200 lakes in Whiteshell Provincial Park. Fourth largest lake in the park, Big Whiteshell Lake covers about 4,200 acres and includes many bays, inlets and rocky islands. Over 20 miles…

Manicouagan Reservoir

Aerial View of Manicouagan Reservoir

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…

Brereton Lake

Brereton Lake Shoreline at Sunset

Close to civilized conveniences but in the heart of the wilderness describes Brereton Lake. Located two hours east of Winnipeg just north of Rennie on Provincial Highway 307, beautiful Brereton Lake is home to a large cottage community, two resorts,…

Seymour Lake

Hudson Bay Glacier from the Top

Seymour Lake may not be on everyone’s recreational radar, but this natural lake just outside of the town of Smithers, British Columbia certainly delights those who find it. Smithers is noted as a winter sports haven midway between Port Rupert…

Buntzen Lake

Buntzen Lake in Winter

Nestled beneath lush green mountains near the British Columbia coastline, beautiful Buntzen Lake offers a wealth of hiking enjoyment to recreation seekers. Located less than 30 miles by car from Vancouver, Buntzen Lake is one of the main storage reservoirs…

Pitt Lake

Cedar Waxwing at Pitt Lake

North America’s largest freshwater tidal lake is impressive 19,000-acre Pitt Lake near Vancouver. Nestled in a valley north of the Fraser River, Pitt Lake’s natural setting is much like a fjord with the long narrow lake winding between steep mountain…

West Hawk Lake

Occupying a prominent position on the southern Manitoba/Ontario border, West Hawk Lake is a favored destination within Whiteshell Provincial Park. The 3,700-acre lake is the deepest in Manitoba at 377 feet and owes its existence to the ancient impact of…

Maligne Lake

Maligne Lake Sunset

With a name derived from the French word for wicked or evil, Alberta’s Maligne Lake (pronounced muh-leen) offers a contradictory scenic and serene face. Located within Canada’s Jasper National Park, remote Maligne Lake shares its name with a nearby mountain…