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Ontario, the region of the Great Lakes

Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is bounded on the north and southwest by the Canadian province of Ontario, and New York, USA.

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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Great Lakes

Between the lakes Superior, Huron, Erie, Ontario to the south, and the Hudson Bay and the James Bay to the north, Ontario is a province surrounded by water. The southern point of Ontario, between lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario, combines numerous natural and touristic attributes. The Saint Lawrence parks include, for example, the Upper Canada Village, an exemplary reconstruction of a village in the 1860-67s, and also the park's thousand islands. In all, 23 islands and some small islands, over more than 50 miles, with a varied vegetation. Mountain crests, submerged when the glaciers withdrew, the islands are accessible by car or boat, and offer hiking, water sports, and an unusual environment. On the Georgian Bay, Wasaga Beach remains the largest freshwater beach in the world, with its 9 miles strip of paradisiacal sand. The lakes Huron and Superior are real interior seas. Bordered by forest, they have magnificent beaches and lie alongside various hiking trails. The Pukaskwa national park offers glorious landscapes along the northern bank of Lake Superior.

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Great Lakes , The region of the Great Lakes, Ontario , Canada
The region of the Great Lakes, Ontario

The Great Lakes are a collection of freshwater lakes located in northeastern North America.

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Great Lakes , Toronto skyline, Ontario, Canada , Canada
Toronto skyline, Ontario, Canada

Toronto has a 29 mile coastline that lines the northwestern pat of Lake Ontario, the 14th largest lake in the world.

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Great Lakes , The Great Lakes, Ontario, Canada , Canada
The Great Lakes, Ontario, Canada

The lakes have been a major source of trade through this area, and they are home to a large number of aquatic species. Many invasive species have been introduced due to trade.

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Great Lakes , Sunset in the Great Lakes, Ontario , Canada
Sunset in the Great Lakes, Ontario

La région des Grands Lacs est l'une des plus belles du Canada et doit être explorée avec patience.

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