Lake Melville in Newfoundland is the largest lake in Canada, with Amadjuak Lake in Nunavut coming in second. Canada's longest river is the Albany River, which flows from Lake St. Joseph all the way to James Bay, and the second longest river, the Severn, flows through central Ontario into Georgian Bay on Lake Huron.

Other large lakes in Canada include Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Lake Erie in Ontario, Lake Manitoba in Manitoba, Lake Superior in Ontario, Great Slave Lake in Northwest Territories and Lake Athabasca in Saskatchewan. Large bays include Hudson Bay and Baffin Bay. Other long rivers are the Yukon River, the Ottawa River, the McKenzie River, the Peace River, the St. Lawrence River, the Athabasca River, the Fraser River and the Liard River. With all of these lakes, rivers, and bays, Canada has the world's largest supply of fresh water. Canada also has many fjords, inlets, waterfalls, streams and ponds.

Besides providing sources of clean drinking water to Canada's citizens, its lakes and rivers create numerous recreational opportunities for Canadian residents and visitors. Boating and fishing are both very popular pastimes in Canada, and people come from all over the world to visit some of Canada's best sports fishing lodges.

Water Bodies

  • Albany River
  • Amadjuak Lake
  • Athabasca River
  • Baffin Bay
  • Fraser River
  • Georgian Bay
  • Great Slave Lake
  • Hudson Bay
  • James Bay
  • Lake Athabasca
  • Lake Erie
  • Lake Huron
  • Lake Joseph
  • Lake Manitoba
  • Lake Melville
  • Lake Muskoka
  • Lake Rosseau
  • Lake Superior
  • Lake Winnipeg
  • Liard River
  • McKenzie Rive
  • Ottawa River
  • Peace River
  • Severn River
  • St. Lawrence River
  • Yukon River

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