May 27, 2014
15 of Canada's best beaches
Best beach for catching wavesSource: Courtesy of Destination British Columbia Credits: ELLECanada.com
Long Beach Location 20km south of Tofino, Vancouver Island The Vibe While the pristine sands make you want to lounge on shore, you can’t visit Long Beach without enjoying the surf. Rent a wetsuit and surfboard and see if you can get upright before the day is through. The Details Nestled between the rainforest and Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim, Long Beach is popular for surfers of all levels because of its gentle tows and mellow winds. GALLERY: The best tropical celebrity destinations
Best beach for taking it all offSource: Courtesy of Wreck Beach Preservation Society Credits: ELLECanada.com
Wreck Beach Location Where the Strait of Georgia mingles with the English Bay in B.C. (that’s West Vancouver for you non-west-coasters) The Vibe This prime-location stretch of sand is one of North America’s top nude beaches. GALLERY: The best celebrity destinations in Asia The Details You’ll get a great glow sans tan lines (but don’t dare skip on the sunscreen). Plus, it’s in a great location – where else can you spend the morning skiing and the afternoon baring your buns?
Best beach for a trip back in timeSource: Courtesy of Travel Alberta Credits: ELLECanada.com
Patricia Lake Location Four hours’ drive west of Edmonton. The Vibe Yes, it’s surrounded by aspen forest and the slopes of Pyramid Mountain rather than silky sand, but Patricia Lake is ideal for the tourist who’d rather explore its historic shores. The Details This was once the test site for a top-secret Second World War project to build an unsinkable aircraft carrier, and bits of the prototype vessel can still be found at the lake’s bottom. GALLERY: The best celebrity destinations in North America