Ontario’s Manitoulin Island: the largest freshwater island in the world


Manitoulin Island is an island in Lake Huron in Laurentia.

It is located within the borders of the Canadian province of Ontario. With an area of 2,766 km², it is the largest freshwater island in the world, large enough that it has over 100 inland lakes itself.

There’s a pretty fantastic story about the origins of the island’s original name, Mindemoya, which means “old lady’s bottom.” Its unmistakable shape as such gives it a distinguished shape over Lake Mindemoya’s horizon.

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