Algonquin Park Bodies of Water
This historic canal is an immense feat of 19th century engineering. Constructed in 1832, the canal system stretches from Kingston to Ottawa and joins a series of lakes and rivers, making it a haven for boaters. Whether visitors travel by their own boat or rent, the many locks en route provide moorings complete with campgrounds, accommodation, barbeques, picnic facilities and more. The canal is also intertwined with cycle routes, hiking trails and neighborhoods. In winter it is turned into the world's longest ice skating rink. The Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Temiskawa Waterway is a nearly 500 km stretch of water between Notre Dame du Nord and Arnprior just outside Ottawa catering mainly to smaller craft.
Located east of Huntsville, Peninsula Lake is a cold-water lake. Its shoreline stretches 27.4 km, and is lined by cottages and resorts. Two islands are found within its confines: Hills Island and Wolf Island.
Arrowhead Lake is located within the Arrowhead Provincial Park. This quiet and small body of water is ideal for fishing, swimming and paddle boating. Camping is in the area too. The lake can be accessed from within the park via Highway 11, just north of Huntsville.
Fairy Lake is a body of water within Huntsville. It has a magical quality that caused area First Nations to believe it was inhabited by spirits. Indeed, in 1853, land surveyor Alexander Murray, enamoured with its beauty, named it Fairy Lake. The lake is around 10 km long and is part of three other connecting lakes.
Located in the Muskoka region, this river flows southwest from the highlands of Algonquin Park, through several lakes and empties into Georgian Bay south of Parry Sound via the Moon and Musquash Rivers. The Muskoka River is home to a number of waterfalls such as the Bracebridge Falls, Wilson's Falls, High Falls and Muskoka Falls.
Big East River
Along with Arrowhead and Mayflower lakes, Arrowhead Provincial Park is also home to the Little and Big East rivers. The rivers can be used for fishing and paddling and even swimming.
Lake Nipissing is a 910 sq km (351 sq mi) lake located near North Bay. It is a relatively shallow lake, with an average depth of 10 m (30 ft). The shallow depths have led to the formation of multiple sandbars and islands within the lake. The lake is home to over 40 species of fish, attracting anglers from around Ontario.