Some people from other countries think that Canada is all about snow and the cold, so when I tell them that Canada has beaches too, they are always surprised. They don’t know that Canada is a very different place in the summer time. In fact, Canada has a lot of surprisingly nice and fun beaches, so if your travel plans have been affected by COVID19 and are unable to travel internationally to destinations such as Bali, Thailand, the Caribbean or other international destinations, then perhaps now is the perfect time to explore some of the best beaches in Canada. Also, if you feel that a certain beach should be on this list and it is not, let us know in the comments section.
Wasaga Beach - Provincial Park, Ontario
Located in the most populous province in Canada, Ontario – Wasaga beach is one of the best beaches in Canada. This beach sees an estimated 1 million visitors every year. During summertime, the beach attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year. The beach holds a unique status of being the longest freshwater beach in the world.
Long Beach - Tofino, British Columbia
Appropriately named, this beach is very long, perfect for those who like to go on long walks or running. If you have a drone, be prepared to take breath taking and stunning pictures. It is one of the most scenic beaches in Canada.
Cox Bay - Tofino, British Columbia
Coxy Bay is a very popular beach destination in Canada. It attracts a lot of families and surf lovers and when he tide is low, you can find barnacles and sea stars.
Devonshire Beach - Provincial Park, Alberta
Devonshire Beach is not only one of the best beaches in Alberta but it is one of the best beaches in all of Canada. It is over 1.5 kilometres long and has soft beautiful sand. This beach attracts a lot of people.
Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island
Brackley beach is one of my personal favourites. Kids love to come here and make sand castles and run around. It is one of the best beaches in Prince Edward Island.
Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
This is a small beach, but it is quiet and peaceful. Here you get to enjoy both the lake and beach. This is a great destination to come hang out with friends and family.
Martinique Beach, Nova Scotia
If you love paddle boarding or surfing, then you should definitely come to Martinique beach – and if you have a dog, bring him/her if it is possible, they will love it here.
Grand Beach, Manitoba
Grand Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Canada attracting families and groups of friends from across the country. It is right along the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg, one of the largest lakes in Canada.
Bennett Beach - Carcross, Yukon
Located all the way in the Canadian territory of the Yukon, this is a beautiful and quiet beach with breathtaking views of the mountains so don’t forget your camera!
Parlee Beach - Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick
Parlee beach is one of the best beaches in Canada, a fun beach with a lot of fun activities to do; surfing, build sand castles, play volleyball, etc. It is said that Parlee Beach has the warmest salt water in all of Canada. This beautiful beach overlooks the Northumberland Strait, which separates New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from Prince Edward Island.