What Is the Largest Lake in Canada?


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The largest lake in Canada is the Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories. The lake is 31,328 square kilometers (12,096 miles square miles). It is the eighth-largest lake in the world.

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What Is the Largest Lake in Canada?
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Great Bear Lake is 320 kilometers (199 miles) long, 175 kilometers (109 miles) wide and up to 413 meters (1,355 feet) deep. The lake is covered with ice 8 months each year. It is located in remote northwestern Canada. The northern and western portions of the lake extend into the tundra. The eastern edge is situated over the rocky Canadian Shield. The southern side of the lake is bordered with coniferous forests. The lake was named in 1902.

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