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Old Posted Sep 29, 2013, 7:38 AM
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Some of my photos from a walk from downtown Vancouver to UBC a few summers ago.

Sunset Beach:



Kits:



Between Kits and Jericho:



Spanish Banks:





Plus a stormy Second Beach from a couple of years ago:


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Old Posted Sep 29, 2013, 8:21 AM
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My beach, Port Elgin Ontario.

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I actually stopped at Port Elgin on the way to Bruce Peninsula early this summer, on a gorgeous day, and was floored by its beauty. With that bird sanctuary off in the distance, I felt like I was transported to some archipelago off in the Pacific. I didn't want to leave, but the rest of the group insisted.

With no offense intended, your pictures don't do it justice.

Also, I thought you lived in Edmonton?
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Old Posted Sep 29, 2013, 1:34 PM
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Montreal area beaches ( they are all small but crowded in the summer)

St Zotique( St Lawrence)

source:plage.st-zotique.com/

Oka ( Deux Montagnes Lake)

source: sepaq.com

St Thimothée ( St Lawrence)

source: plagevalleyfield.ca

Cap St-Jacques ( the only natural beach in Montreal, Deux Montagnes Lake)

source:http://wpmedia.blogs.montrealgazette.com/

For the rest of Quebec, Magdalen Island has probably the nicest sand beach in Canada and the water temperature is not bad in July( 70 during the summer)

source: quebecmaritime.ca


source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/snuffy/5960863146/
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Old Posted Sep 29, 2013, 2:08 PM
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People in Ontario don't realize how lucky they are to have so many awesome beaches. Like within a 2 hour drive of my house, there are literally hundreds of beaches on a variety of lakes (Ontario, Simcoe, Huron, Georgian Bay, Muskokas) I can think of including the world famous Wasaga Beach (30 min drive) and Sauble Beach (1.5 hour drive).
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Not much reporting in from the east coast yet.

Despite growing up on PEI, I'm not much of a beach person, so I don't have any personal photos to share. These photos and descriptions are all from http://www.where.ca/blog/slideshow/e...ent/parlee-nb/.

I selected a few photos and captions to put here:

Parlee Beach, Shediac NB

New Brunswick’s protected bays and straits hold the warmest salt water in Canada, making its beaches some of the most pleasant for swimming and Parlee Beach, a 3-km, white-sand, lifeguard-manned strand that’s popular with families, may be the favourite swimming beach in the province. It has a canteen, showers and volleyball nets.

Aboiteau Beach, Cap Pele NB

A unique place for an overnight getaway, Aboiteau has a collection of contemporary chalets a short walk from the 5-km of sandy shoreline. The sand is backed by marshy dunes and a restaurant serves waterfront seafood dinners. On clear days you can see Prince Edward Island across the Northumberland Strait.

Kelly Beach, Kouchibouguac National Park, NB

This secluded beach in Kouchibouguac National Park is created by a long sand dune. It’s accessed via a well-maintained 1/2-km boardwalk nature trail and has hiking and biking trails nearby.

Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island National Park, PEI

PEI’s most popular beach (despite an entry fee), Cavendish Beach is part of Prince Edward Island National Park. It has a long shoreline, white sand, beautiful dunes, and comparatively warm North Shore waters.

Greenwich Dunes, Prince Edward Island National Park Adjunct, PEI

At the far eastern reaches of Prince Edward Island National Park, Greenwich Beach is a somewhat off-the-beaten path protected waterfront area with a floating boardwalk, visitor facilities and the main attraction: 900 acres of sand dunes. It’s a great beach for long walks or a hike on the 4.5-km Greenwich Dunes Trail.

Basin Head Provincial Park, near Souris PEI

This South Shore beach is known for its pristine beauty, peaceful atmosphere and its “singing sand”, that squeaks as you walk through it (no one is entirely sure why, though it may have to do with quartz content or the uniform roundness of the sand granules). Many consider it the best beach not only in PEI but in eastern Canada.
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Old Posted Sep 29, 2013, 3:38 PM
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I actually stopped at Port Elgin on the way to Bruce Peninsula early this summer, on a gorgeous day, and was floored by its beauty. With that bird sanctuary off in the distance, I felt like I was transported to some archipelago off in the Pacific. I didn't want to leave, but the rest of the group insisted.

With no offense intended, your pictures don't do it justice.

Also, I thought you lived in Edmonton?
None taken, it is incredibly beautiful.

I do, but return each year... Have been since I was born. The cottage has been in our family since 56'.
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While the view is spectacular (it's even more so from the Lion's Head Lookout, I wouldn't exactly call Lion's Head one of the Great Canadian Beaches.
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These are a bit more of a geographical tour heading clockwise around Vancouver's downtown peninsula that I've taken over the last couple of years:

Sunset Beach...

IMG_4071 by raggedy13, on Flickr


IMG_2275 by raggedy13, on Flickr

English Bay...

IMG_1702 by raggedy13, on Flickr


IMG_1696 by raggedy13, on Flickr

Various pocket beaches between English Bay and Second Beach...

IMG_1716 by raggedy13, on Flickr


IMG_1725 by raggedy13, on Flickr

Second Beach...

IMG_1751 by raggedy13, on Flickr


IMG_1757 by raggedy13, on Flickr

More pocket beaches...

IMG_1770 by raggedy13, on Flickr


IMG_1795 by raggedy13, on Flickr

Third Beach...

IMG_1805 by raggedy13, on Flickr

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IMG_1809 by raggedy13, on Flickr[/IMG]


IMG_1813 by raggedy13, on Flickr


IMG_1825 by raggedy13, on Flickr

One of the fun things about having so many logs in the area...

IMG_1830 by raggedy13, on Flickr


IMG_1836 by raggedy13, on Flickr

And a few more pocket beaches before hitting the more developed parts of the downtown waterfront...

IMG_1945 by raggedy13, on Flickr

Then hop over to the other side of the CBD and you hit the beach at CRAB / Portside Park... (right side of the pic)

P6070002 by raggedy13, on Flickr
Not the best beach for swimming since it's rockier and next to the port but it's popular for bonfires.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2013, 2:05 AM
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These first 2 are from a month ago at Jericho Beach...

IMG_4265 by raggedy13, on Flickr


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And these are from several years ago at Wreck Beach... (on 4/20 believe it or not)

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Nice photos. Vancouver definitely has the best urban beaches in the country.
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Too bad Tofino is so remote.


http://www.gotofino.com/gettotofinobc.html
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White Pine beach and some of the other lake beaches in Metro Vancouver are great too.
Of course, you can't sit around naked and smoke weed there, if that's your thing, like you can at Wreck Beach.
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Wreck Beach was scary but very beautiful setting.
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Too bad Tofino is so remote.


http://www.gotofino.com/gettotofinobc.html
Remote and freezing! That water takes the breath right out of you.

Great photos Raggedy!
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Who keeps saying theres no one in the water at Vancouver beaches?? There's a bunch of people in many of the Vancouver beach pics above. And everytime I hit the beaches there there were lots of people swimming and wading in the ocean.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2013, 12:35 AM
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Regina Beach, Saskatchewan - population 1100 people
40 minute drive from Regina




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Who keeps saying theres no one in the water at Vancouver beaches?? There's a bunch of people in many of the Vancouver beach pics above. And everytime I hit the beaches there there were lots of people swimming and wading in the ocean.
Maybe becuase of this............


http://www.vancitybuzz.com/wp-conten...to-640x480.jpg

...kidding

It was all done to promote the Sharks and Rays exhibit at The Vancouver Aquarium...

(or was it???)..

Seriously, Vancouver has some of the most spectacular urban beaches in Canada...
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