Top 5 East Coast Beaches

To round out celebrating our summer beaches in Canada, here are our top five East Coast favourites.

Manitou beach, Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan

Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
Why we love it: Have you ever wanted to visit the Dead Sea? This is the prairies’ answer. Absorb the therapeutic minerals in this shallow saltwater lake.

Not to miss: With five times as much salt as there is in the ocean, give swimming a try but you’ll have better luck floating away.

For more info: manitoubeach.ca

Photo credit: @__b3ths/Instagram.

Wasaga Beach, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, Ontario

Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Why we love it: Georgian Bay hosts eight beaches, each with their own unique offering. Wasaga has great sand, sun, water and possibly the most fun part – the people watching.

Not to miss: Try to miss the longest freshwater beach in the world at 14 km long.

For more info: wasagabeach.com

Photo credit: @ca_rn67/Instagram.

Parlee Beach, Parlee Beach Provincial Park, Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick

Parlee Beach, New Brunswick
Why we love it: The beach is known for having the warmest salt water north of Virginia, reaching 23-25 degrees Celsius.

Not to miss statue: The world’s largest lobster is in Rotary Park weighing in at 90 tonnes

For more info: tourismnewbrunswick.ca

Photo, @kdorrian/Instagram.

Singing Sands Beach, Basin Head Provincial Park, Souris, Prince Edward Island

Singing Sands, PEI
Why we love it: PEI has more then 800 km of beach but there’s just something about the Singing Sands. It’s warm, the smooth sand stretches out and the solitude is serene.

Not to miss: Can you hear the perfectly shaped sands sing?

For more info: tourismpei.com

Photo credit: @nomadandanova/Instagram.

Lawrencetown Beach, Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia
Why we love it: Although this beach is tiny at only 1.5 km, it also offers world-renowned surfing breaks that are spectacular to see for surfers and non-surfers alike.

Not to miss: Four metre waves.

For more info: lawrencetownbeach.com

Photo credit: @rob_canning/Instagram.

Top 5 West Coast Beaches

Did you know that Canada’s abundance of shorelines stretches farther than in any other country? Coupled with thousands of kilometres of lakes and you have beaches paradise. Because there were so many, we decided to make this beach series a two parter and start with our favourite West Coast beaches – warm water, sunny sand, surf and swimming included.

Skaha Beach, Penticton, British Columbia

Skaha Beach, Penticton, British Columbia
Why we love it: Located in the loved Okanagan Valley it beach hosts volleyball, picnic tables, tennis and basketball courts, a watersplash park, marina with a boat launch, and a playground marina. Oh and did we mention some of the best wind and kite surfing around?

Not to miss event: Penticton’s Annual Peachfest

For more info: okanaganvacationguide.com

Photo credit: @littlemissmagi/Instagram.

Kluane Lake, Kluane National Park and Reserve

Kluane Lake, Kluane National Park and Reserve
Why we love it: If you’re looking for a wildlife paradise, this is the place. Kluane translates to “big fish” and it won’t disappoint with lake trout and arctic grayling. The park is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and for good reason.

Not to miss: A 100 lbs “monster” fish is said to inhabit the lake. Watch your toes!

For more info: pc.gc.ca/pn-np/yt/kluane

Photo credit: @aasmanonpurpose/Instagram.


Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia

Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia
Why we love it: Long Beach lives up to it’s name spreading between Ucluelet and Tofino and offering 16km of accessible sand. It’s a surfing hotspot.

Not to miss: Some of the most consistent surf on the planet.

For more info: longbeachmaps.com

Photo credit: @beautycounterbysherri/Instagram.


Chesterman Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Chesterman Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Why we love it: With three km of white sand that reaches out to Frank Island, the winds might blow you away but the view is amazing.

Not to miss: Whales! Humpback, grey, orca, minke and if you’re lucky, a great blue.

For more info: tourismtofino.com

Photo credit: @manduzzo/Instagram.

Sylvan Lake, Alberta

Sylan Lake, Alberta

Why we love it: It’s family friendly and offers everything from boating, fishing, scuba diving to golfing, volleyball and go-carting.

Not to miss: Wild Rapids Waterslide Park

For more info: sylvanlaketourism.com

Photo credit: @photography_and_golf/Instagram.

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