If you dream of sitting by shimmering blue water this summer but want to do it close to home, we have you covered with a roundup of turquoise waters to escape to across Canada. Ever wonder why some Canadian bodies of water end up looking turquoise? In the case of glacial lakes, the colour is caused by runoff when nearby glaciers melt. Water from the glaciers contains particles of silt or rock flour, and the sun reflects off these particles, creating blue and green wavelengths of light. The water is at its peak vibrancy when the surrounding area is entirely thawed, typically in July and August. In other bodies of water, the turquoise effect is created by a combination of the water's depth and the colour of the sand, gravel or clay beneath.
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