As you begin to make your travel plans for the summer, keep Canada’s own magnificent lakes in mind. Canada is home to countless outdoor masterpieces with breathtaking views and ample recreation activities, including fishing, hiking and boating all available for your family vacation. Here are a few of Canada’s top lakes to consider for your vacation this summer.
- Lake Louise: Truly a gem, Lake Louise is located in Banff National Park. The emerald-coloured water reflects the natural beauty surrounding the pristine lake. Stay at the well-known Fairmont Chateau Hotel, one of the best hotels along Canada’s grand railway. Experience hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and rock climbing on Saddleback Pass or Fairview Mountain, after set out on a kayaking or canoeing adventure in the fresh water.
- Eight miles south you’ll find Moraine Lake located in the Valley of Ten Peaks. Like Lake Louise, this glacially fed lake is full of hiking and canoeing opportunities for you and your family to experience the scenic views around the area.
- Okanagan Lake: A deep lake in the Okanagan Valley of British Colombia, Okanagan Lake is 232 meters at its maximum depth. The more adventurous travelers can visit Squally Point and show off their courage by leaping off one of the more popular cliff-diving areas in the territory. Okanagan Lake is also home to highly visited parks and beaches with several opportunities for swimming and boating in the fresh waters.
- Lake Simcoe: Located in Southern Ontario, Lake Simcoe is home to several sporting competitions throughout the year. The entire lake freezes over in the winter, making it perfect for ice fishing. An abundance of cold-water fish like lake trout, herring and whitefish are caught during the season. The lake is equally delightful in summer. Surrounded by summer cottages, Lake Simcoe plays host tojet-skiing, fishing, kite-surfing and other boating events that make this lake a great place to visit year-round.