Canada’s Great Lakes

Canada has a total of 5 Great Lakes, which are all located around the US-Canada border and cover approximately 94,000 square miles.  Although you may not notice from viewing a map of the area, the lakes are interconnected, flowing water to each other and into the St. Lawrence River.  Each of these lakes is entirely fresh water and in combination, they make up nearly a quarter of the Earth’s fresh water supply.

Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario

Lake Erie

Lake Erie

Lake Huron

Lake Huron

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

Lake Superior

Lake Superior

If you ever have a chance, come visit these beautiful lakes.  You’ll find plenty of opportunities for a perfect sunrise, a stunning sunset, or some great fishing!  Climate change is affecting these areas however, and we don’t know how long the environment and the species within will remain safe.