Canada is a nation
of woods and water, with a sparsely populated, vast
wilderness - a country criss-crossed by road and
rail, with most of the population and urban centres
located near the Canada/U.S. border. Canada's freshwater
resources are the envy of the world. Canadian lakes,
and there are over 30,000 of them, are a source
of great natural beauty, recreational opportunities,
industrial growth, water, food and transportation.
Great Canadian Lakes includes text, images, movie
clips and interactive games that outline the histories,
ecosystems, First Nations and recreational activities
D'Or (Nova Scotia),
Lake Ontario and Lake
of the Woods (Ontario), Lake
Winnipeg (Manitoba), Kootenay
Lake (British Columbia) and Great
Slave Lake (Northwest Territories).
Part of the province of Ontario’s
Great Lakes system.
Has been called Ontario’s 6th
The heart of Nova Scotia’s Cape
One of two huge Manitoba lakes.
Wilderness waterway in the Northwest
Tourism and fishing centre in southeastern