Lake Winnipeg, in Manitoba is the fifth largest fresh water lake in Canada even exceeding Lake Ontario and Lake Erie in size.
Lake Winnipeg is a very large lake in central North American in the province of Manitoba, Canada about fifty five kilometers north of the city called Winnipeg, which is the region's capital. In fact, Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba is the fifth largest fresh water lake in Canada even exceeding Lake Ontario and Lake Erie in size but it is relatively shallow because its maximum depth is 18.6 meters.
Encyclopedia Britanica on Lake Winnipeg
Lake Winnipeg, Lake, south-central Manitoba, Canada.
Fed by many rivers, including the Saskatchewan, Red River of the North, and Winnipeg, it is drained to the northeast by the Nelson River. It is 264 mi (425 km) long, up to 68 mi (109 km) wide, and has an area of 9,416 sq mi (24,387 sq km). The Canadian explorer Pierre La Verendrye visited the lake in 1733. With an average depth of 50 ft (15 m), it is important for shipping, commercial fishing, and recreation.