what are the top ten beaches in Canada?..well..since I love the beach so much…the sound of the waves, the wind..the sand and the surf..perfection in my books..I found it interesting what the top ten are? (as voted on the Trip advisor website)
#1 Tofino, British Columbia..we have visited this area twice..once in 1988 and then again a few years ago..we stayed at Ocean Village Beach Resort both times..and have great memories of the this beautiful beach voted #1
#2 Okanagan Valley, British Columbia..now you all know that we spend almost every summer in the winery capital of B.C..a network of lakes and rivers surrounded by mountains..Wineries aplenty..and warm, sunny weather..perfect for a summer getaway..
#3 Parksville, British Columbia…we have only stayed in this area once or twice…our hotel of choice was Tigh Na Mara.Resort and Spa...a little log cabin nestled in the woods..we even spent a Christmas vacation here…the beach at Rathtrevor Provincial Park is a very popular spot with campers and beachcombers…
#4 Cavendish, Prince Edward Island..now we have never visited here but according to the survey it is ‘home to Anne of Green Gables’..and Lucy Maud Montgomery…
#5 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island..tourists flock here to chase the fictional character, Anne of Green Gables....but there is also boardwalks, bike riding, restaurants, golfing and theatres to keep the visitors busy…
#6 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
bald eagles, coal mining, migrating whales and Alexander Graham Bell all have Cape Breton in common..and of course Celtic Music..
#7 Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
we have been here to visit our friends Harry and Elaine..we love the views from all the vantage points..home of the Canadian show..The Beachcombers…only a ferry ride away..but it feels like worlds away…
#8 Wasaga Beach, Ontario
the largest fresh water beach in the world..now, we have travelled to the province of Ontario but we have never been to this beach..actually I had never heard of it until today…
#9 Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia….
When I was growing up we spent a few summers at this beach.I can remember one summer burying my brother’s toy truck in the sand and having a heck of time trying to find it….fast forward to 1981 and it was where we went on our honeymoon..we have camped in the area since then and our last visit was in Spring 2010..on the hunt for the ever elusive tulips!!
#10 Galiano Island, British Columbia
“The beach at Galiano Island isn't for sunbathing as much as for beachcombing, or gazing across Salish Sea toward the mainland. This rural Gulf Island with the warm, dry climate in summer is ideal for casual recreation, bird watching, and, if you're lucky, spotting orcas as they breach!”
we have never been to Galiano Island but you can be sure that one day we will get there…
now as I peruse this list..British Columbia has the largest percentage of Canada’s favourite beaches..60%..and we have visited 50% of the top ten..
Doug has always said that I must have been a seagull in my other life..cause I love the beach so much…now as for our favourite beach in the USA..that one is so easy…the Oregon Coast of course!..
we are proud to say we live in Beautiful British Columbia..come on by for a visit if you have never ventured this far west or north!!