In these times of extreme heat there is nothing better than to be near, on or in a waterbody.
In Quebec there are over 500,000 identified lakes (there are probably more than one million in total), and 130 000 watercourses, including 4 500 rivers.
The greatest of these lakes is the Caniapiscau reservoir (4 318 km2
) larger than the U.S. state of Rhode Island, our largest natural lake, the Mistassini lake (2 335 km2
) is larger than Luxembourg.
Our rivers are not to be outdone, some are over 800 km long, ten are more than 400 km long.
But do not forget the most majestic of our waterways, the St-Lawrence River.
With a length of 1 140 km, the majority in Quebec, the St. Lawrence is rhe river with the greatest flow of water in the world.
All these water bodies are home of a flora of great diversity.
There is first of all the plants that tolerate salt spray, of course they are found along the river and Gulf of St. Lawrence, for example the Beach Pea
and the Hooker's iris
So, enjoy your next visit to one of our beautiful water bodies to admire the flora that thrives there.