This last choice, perhaps the least well-known of the list (to wild swimmers anyway), is one of our journalists' picks. She headed off to Ontario a couple of years ago but the memory still lives strong! The lake is situated within an island in the Killarney Provincial Park in the Canadian province of Ontario. Secluded and not too frequented, the emerald-coloured lake under the equally impressive big blue sky is the perfect place to come for a wild swim full of colour. Surrounding the lake are the quartzite hills that make Killarney one of the most famous and appreciated corners of the province. You can catch a boat from one of several locations, including the Killarney Mountain Lodge.
The park which surrounds the lake is a paradise for those who love hiking with countless trails and varying landscapes encompassing forests, mountains, bogs, lakes and cliffs. Canoeing is a popular activity in the park and there is also a camping ground and education centre.