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Top Beaches in Canada For The Bucket List

Top Beaches in Canada - Tofino Beach

A little while ago, Tripadvisor.ca released the top beaches in the world and listed also the top beaches in Canada.

Looking at the Canadian list, you can’t disagree that the beach in Tofino, British Columbia is tops. Beaches in this province dominate the list. However, I believe two great Ontario beaches were omitted from the list.

Tripadvisor.ca’s Top Ten Beaches in Canada

The list by Tripadvisor, in no particular order is:

  1. Tofino, British Columbia
  2. Okanagan Valley, British Columbia (yes, it has a beach!)
  3. Parksville, British Columbia
  4. Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
  5. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  6. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
  7. Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
  8. Wasaga Beach, Ontario
  9. Harrison Springs, British Columbia
  10. Galliano Island, British Columbia

I’ve only experienced Wasaga Beach. There are many more on my Canadian travel bucket list to check out!

I would argue that number 11 on this list should be Port Burwell Beach in Port Burwell Provincial Park and number 12 should be Long Point at Long Point Provincial Park on Lake Erie. Both beaches have long stretches of beige sand and beautiful waters.

Port Burwell Beach - top beaches in Canada

The sand at Port Burwell Beach is fine and the water is fairly shallow.

While Long Point is a favourite for many (even on weekdays during the summer), Port Burwell Beach is also a great spot to escape the summer heat. The best time to visit this beach is on a weekday when few people are crowding the sandy stretch.

What I like about these two beaches are the camping facilities. You can enjoy them for more than one day and get your camping fix at the same time. There’s nothing like sleeping with the sound of waves hitting the shoreline.

Beaches Near Toronto Are A Summer Escape

For Torontonians desiring to escape the city for the sun and beach, I would recommend going west to these two locations this summer.

Along the way you get to see small quaint towns, farmers’ markets and stands along the side the of road, and a bit of the landscape of southwestern Ontario.

Top  Beaches in Canada

Long Point Provincial Park

Two towns to visit in the area are Port Stanley, Ontario, just west of Port Burwell, and Port Dover, just east of Long Point. Both are picturesque and offer a reprieve from the sun and water. I would add them to the list of top beaches in Canada.

Now if only Mother Nature could hurry up with the sun and warm temperatures! Summer is only a few months away!

Top beaches in Canada: Port Burwell Beach should be on the list, in my opinion.

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  • Reply
    Mississauga Mama
    April 28, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I’ve been to 5 of these beaches! Yay me!

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    June 26, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Been to 5 myself from one coast to the other. My favourite is Cape Breton Highland Nat’l. Tofino is a close second and Long Point is third. Nothing like the outdoors.

  • Reply
    December 29, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Sandbanks is my number one. who knew Lake Ontario could be so warm and clear? If you see two Canada chairs that could be us too.

    • Reply
      Margaret Bourne
      January 4, 2014 at 10:56 am

      I’ll keep my eye out! Sandbanks is a great spot for sure, particularly if you live on the eastern part of Toronto and need to get away from city life.

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