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Beyond the Great Lakes: Canada's lesser-known yet stunning fresh water wonders

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 31: Emerald Lake in Canada’s Yukon Territory comes by its name honestly: the water emits a mesmerizing green glow. As with the glacial lakes in the Canadian Rockies, the vibrant green water comes from mineral deposits, in this case, marl, clay and calcium deposited thousands of years ago that reflect the light of the sun. 

Emerald Lake, Yukon

Emerald Lake in Canada’s Yukon Territory comes by its name honestly: the water emits a mesmerizing green glow. As with the glacial lakes in the Canadian Rockies, the vibrant green water comes from mineral deposits, in this case, marl, clay and calcium deposited thousands of years ago that reflect the light of the sun. 

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