The picture above - snipped from Google Maps - is a very small part of central Canada. Look at all those lakes! Even in that little rectangle there seem to be countless lakes. Out of idle curiosity I discovered that Canada has over three million lakes - about 60% of all the freshwater lakes in the world. 31,752 of Canada's lakes are over three square kilometres in area and 9% of Canada's total area is taken up by lakes. Amazingly, many of the lakes we can see courtesy of Google satellite imagery have still never been visited by human beings.
|Lake Pingualuk, Canada|