Deepest Lakes of Canada
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Which is the deepest lake in Canada?
The deepest lake in Canada is Great Slave Lake with a maximum depth of 614 meters. The second-deepest lake in Canada is Quesnel at 511 meters and the third-deepest is Adams Lake reaching as deep as 464 meters.The depths of the major lakes in Canada range from 7 meters to 614 meters, with lakes reaching as deep as 200.5 meters on average.

 Compare Great Slave Lake with Great Bear Lake


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Here are Canada's deepest lakes.

Great Slave Lake.

Great Slave Lake is the deepest lake in North America at 614 meters.

Containing up to 1,560 km3 of water, Great Slave Lake has a maximum depth of 614 meters and spans a surface area of 27,000 km2.

It spans 480 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada.

The name 'Great Slave' is derived from the Slavey Indians, which were one of the indigenous Athapaskan tribes living on its southern shores in the mid-18th century.

 

 Compare Great Slave Lake with Muncho Lake from Canada.

 Compare Great Slave Lake with Lake Norman from United States.


Quesnel.

Quesnel is the 3rd deepest lake in North America at 511 meters.

Reaching as deep as 511 meters, Quesnel holds up to 41.80 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 286 km2.

It spans 100 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada.

 

 Compare Quesnel with Lake Norman from United States.

 Compare Quesnel with Nueltin from Canada.


Adams Lake.

Adams Lake by Envision 3D Mapping

Adams Lake is the 3rd deepest lake in Canada at 464 meters.

Spanning a surface area of 137 km2, Adams Lake contains up to 23.20 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 464 meters.

It spans 63 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada.

 

 Compare Adams Lake with Foss Lake from United States.

 Compare Adams Lake with Crater Lake from United States.


Great Bear Lake.

Great Bear Lake is the 3rd largest lake by surface area in Canada at 31,000 km2.

Reaching as deep as 446 meters, Great Bear Lake holds up to 2,236 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 31,000 km2.

It spans 373 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada.

It is also the largest lake that is situated entirely within Canada 

 

 Compare Great Bear Lake with Lake Of The Woods from Canada, United States.

 Compare Great Bear Lake with Athabasca from Canada.


Lake Superior.

Lake Superior is the 2nd largest lake by surface area in the world at 82,100 km2.

Lake Superior is a lake that holds up to 12,100 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 406.3 meters. The lake also covers 82,100 km2 in surface area.

It spans 616 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada, United States.

 

 Compare Lake Superior with Melville from Canada.

 Compare Lake Superior with Athabasca from Canada.


Ontario.

Aerial Video of Chimney Bluffs Lake Ontario (credit: Youtube/Vision From Above)

Ontario is a lake that spans 18,960 km2 in surface area, reaching as deep as 244 meters. It also holds a total water volume of up to 1,639 km3.

It spans 311 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada, United States.

 

 Compare Ontario with Winnipegosis from Canada.

 Compare Ontario with Lac Saint-Jean (Lake St. Jean) from Canada.


Athabasca.

Drone Footage from Athabasca & Baptiste Lake (credit: Youtube/Brendan Murray)

Reaching as deep as 243 meters, Athabasca holds up to 204 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 7,850 km2.

It spans 335 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada.

 

 Compare Athabasca with Lake Of The Woods from Canada, United States.

 Compare Athabasca with Great Slave Lake from Canada.


Okanagan Lake.

Okanagan Lake is a relatively deep lake in the Okanagan Valley of Brisitsh Columbia, Canada.

Containing up to 24.60 km3 of water, Okanagan Lake has a maximum depth of 232 meters and spans a surface area of 351 km2.

It spans 135 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada.

 

 Compare Okanagan Lake with Nueltin from Canada.

 Compare Okanagan Lake with Lake Superior from Canada, United States.


Huron.

Aerial view Dorcas Bay, Lake Huron, Ontario (credit: Youtube/Bruce Beechey)

Huron is the 2nd largest lake by surface area in North America at 59,600 km2.

Containing up to 3,540 km3 of water, Huron has a maximum depth of 229 meters and spans a surface area of 59,600 km2.

It spans 332 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada, United States.

It also contains Manitoulin Island, the world's largest lake island.  

 

 Compare Huron with Manitoba from Canada.

 Compare Huron with Lake Tahoe from United States.


Datasets on Lakes

 World — Deepest lakes   |   Largest lakes by water volume   |   Largest lakes by surface area

 Largest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Deepest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Largest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   China   |   Russia   |   UK   |   Italy   |   Switzerland   |   Scandinavia   |   Argentina   |   Australia

 Deepest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   UK   |   Australia


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