Diefenbaker Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo courtesy of Tourism Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan's 100,000 LakesMinnesota famously boasts that it’s the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but Saskatchewan outdoes the state by an order of ten. With 100,000 lakes there is no shortage of opportunities to swim, sail, go fishing, or sunbathe on a beach. You can also choose to raft, waterski, jet ski or charter a house boat and live on the water for a few days and nights. The largest of the lakes, Athabasca, is some 3,000 square miles, but everywhere you turn, you’ll find bodies of sparkling water underneath sunny blue skies. (Seen here is Lake Diefenbaker which has almost 500 miles of coastline and is found in the southern part of the province.) Beachcombers may want to visit Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park, which is home to one of Canada’s top ten beaches (as named by MacLean’s). Boaters can choose from Duck Mountain, Greenwater Lake, and Saskatchewan Landing, as well as other parks with marinas, when they are ready to get out on the water.
Photograph by Greg Huszar Photography