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Best Beaches in Canada - Part II
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 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
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.