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Best Beaches in Canada - Part II

Updated on May 29, 2010

 Hope you read part I of the hub "Best Beaches in Canada". This continuation of the hub includes beaches like Wasaga beach, Wreck beach, Bennett Beach, etc. Hope you are planning to spend some time with your family on one of these best beaches in Canada. Let us know your experience in the comments section given below.

5. Wasaga Beach, Canada

Wasaga beach, Canada
Wasaga beach, Canada

 Wasaga Beach is the first provincial park in Canada to meet international standards for clean beaches. For Wasaga Beach to be the first Provincial Park in all of Canada to receive the Blue Flag status is indeed outstanding. More than 2,600 beaches in over 36 countries, including nine beaches in Canada, fly the Blue Flag. To qualify for a Blue Flag, beaches must meet 27 specific criteria based on water quality, environmental management, environmental education and safety and services. Water quality at Blue Flag beaches must meet Ontario’s standards for recreational water quality at least 80% of the swimming season. Blue Flags are awarded at the beginning of each swimming season. Beaches can lose their Blue Flags during the season if they fail to meet the required criteria.

Wasaga Beach on Ontario's Georgian Bay is known as the world's longest freshwater beach and receives more than a million visitors each year from all over the world.

6. Wreck beach, Vancouver

wreck beach in canada
wreck beach in canada

 Canada's first official clothing-optional beach located below the University of BC campus in Pacific Spirit Regional Park.  The main section of Wreck beach is accessed by Trail 6 which starts across the road from Gate 6. On a hot weekend day, the people at the bottom of this long steep trail will number in the thousands. Food and drink (and many other items) are amply available, including a wide selection of beer despite the fact that its sale and consumption are illegal here. When crowded, the atmosphere is quite festive. On cooler days, and especially during the week, it is more subdued.

7. Kouchibouguac National Park

 Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick offers a blend of beaches, sand dunes and lagoons and saltwater marshes with the warmest salt water north of virginia. One of two wilderness Canadian national parks in New Brunswick, Kouchibouguac is a fascinating mosaic of bogs, salt marshes, tidal rivers, sparkling freshwater systems, sheltered lagoons, abandoned fields and tall forests which characterizes the Maritime Plain Natural Region. Natural wonders abound in this Park that boasts the second largest tern colony in North America. As well, the 25 kilometres of shifting sand dunes are home to the endangered piping plover and witness to colonies of both harbour and grey seals that frolic in the sunshine on certain sections of the dunes.

8. Bennett Beach

 Bennett Beach, south of Whitehorse, is "one of the Yukon's best-kept secrets," featuring high dunes and two kilometres of white sand. If you enjoy restful and a relaxing beach, make a point to visit Bennett Beach. Our beaches are places of majesty and tranquility. You can start your summer vacation here by bringing your sunscreen, umbrellas, and beach balls. The sunsets are some of the best on the Great Lakes. So enjoy the sun, the sand, the water & the waves. Bennett has everything you need for a day in the sun. You can plan on wind surfing, fishing, swimming, sunbathing and boating. The beach has a family atmosphere that everyone can enjoy and plan a nice summer picnic.

Wreck beach in Vancouver

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      curacoa 5 years ago

      Wasaga (Beach) of the 50's and 60's rivaled California and its Beaches for fun, sun and attitude. Youth expression alongside family fun. The town was a slow roll by, to the drive on beach. Passing the arcade , amusement park, shops, burger joint's, the beach front hotels of a previous era . the drive on beach, was also a parade of cars all day long .Family cottages and many for hire.Camp grounds, Motels. Night Life for family and Adults. Wasaga grew with the times .Growing wholesome, organized; catering to tourism, regional and international.

      Year round recreation, lots of sun, guaranteed summer tan, guaranteed lake affect snow in winter. Late summer winds make this an international windsurfing mecca, with shallow, warm, safe waters.

      Its just a long, clean kept beach with all the amenities. The formula for a great beach is add you and yours, stir as much as you want,

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      Barb Matthews 5 years ago

      There are numerous beaches on Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia that should have been on this list just saying

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      adil 5 years ago

      i love this beach

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      Malcolm McLeod 7 years ago

      I don't think this is very representative of what the best beaches in Canada are. Nova Scotia (Canada's Ocean Playland) and PEI are both missing and so is NB in the south east. The site is just uninformed.

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      Susan Zutautas 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great hub. I go to Wasaga beach at least 2 - 3 times in the summer. Love it there. My husbands grandmother has had a cottage there for many years. This is the largest freshwater beach in the world and it is a great place to go.

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