When you think of your typical Canadian landscape, you might think of our rugged coastlines, our mountains and our grassy plains. But there's actually a place hidden in the middle of our country that will make you feel like you're on vacation in the Maldives.

Little Limestone Lake is an untouched tropical paradise in Canada. Crystal blue waters extend from the white shores and beg you to jump in! Whether you're looking to take a dip or get out on the water in a boat or stand up paddle board, this mesmerizing blue lake is the ultimate summer destination. 

This blue lake even changes colour throughout the day from turquoise in the morning to robin's egg blue in the afternoon. How does it do that? Why is it so blue? Little Limestone Lake might be the largest marl lake in the world. Marl lakes chance their colour because the rising temperatures make the calcite in the water separate. In the warm summer months, it looks turquoise or even milky blue just like the ocean in the Maldives!

Little Limestone Lake is located in Manitoba about a 5-hour drive north of Winnipeg. If you look at it on a map, it seems like it's right in the heart of Canada! This is a great destination if you're planning a road trip through the prairies this summer. If you love swimming in tropical blue lake waters, then you have to put a visit to Little Limestone Lake on your bucket list.

For more information on Little Limestone Lake, check out this info sheet from the Government of Manitoba.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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