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The top 29 best family-friendly beaches in Canada


As the summer approaches, you may find yourself and your family longing for a lovely summer months vacation. Luckily for you, Canada is ripe with stunning beaches that offer diverse activities for all ages. Extending throughout the provinces, you'll be able to find a fun adventure close to home or venture elsewhere for your trip. You won't be disappointed by the gorgeous scenery, sandy beaches, and sun-filled days spent at the beach.

We'll explore some of the hidden gems that only add to Canadians natural beauty. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly beaches in Canada:

Ambleside Beach, British Columbia


If you're planning a trip to Vancouver, then Ambleside Beach is a must on your itinerary. Located within Ambleside Park, you'll have endless activities available for the family. From the on-site water park with plenty of water activities, dog beach to the athletic fields, your day at the beach can be a whole day in the sun.



Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park,Ontario


With its crystal-blue waters and rolling green hills, the views at Katherine Cove will indeed have you and your family wanting to come back for more. Located on Lake Superior in Lake Superior Provincial Park, the cove offers what some describe as "bathwater" for you and your family's enjoyment.


Sandy Beach, Wawa, Ontario


Sandy Beach boasts a much quieter experience than some of the more urban beaches might. Located just north of Lake Superior Provincial Park, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Superior's crystal waters and the dunes that surround it. So make sure to bring your picnic tables, enjoy your meal and splash in the clear water while admiring the sand dunes.


Jean-Doré Beach, Québec


The Jean-Dore Beach is located about a 15-minute drive from downtown Montréal, making it an excellent addition to your family's trip. According to the beach's official website, they have invested in the quality of visitors' experiences by ensuring the cleanliness of the water and sands.


Singing Sands Beach, Basin Head Provincial Park, Souris, Prince Edward Island


Basin Head Provincial Park is well-known by its nickname Singing Sands Beach due to its stunning sandy beach, which "sings" as you drag your feet through them. So take your family to swim and walk the lovely beach and see if your kids can hear the "singing." while in this beautiful place.


Parlee Beach provincial park, New Brunswick


You won't want to miss one of the most beautiful beaches in North America; Parlee Beach, located on the coast of New Brunswick, is a blue flag beach. Boasting the warmest saltwater in all of Canada, you and your family can soak the sun, the kids can enjoy the play area and the warmest waters all day.


Sandy Bay, Candle Lake Provincial Park, Saskatchewan


Between the crystal-clear waters and golden, sandy beaches, you and your family can enjoy the beauty of Sandy Bay surrounded by lush forests. Sandy Bay additionally boasts safe, shallow waters, ideal for families with small children. Once you're finished swimming, you can enjoy the excellent location for fishing.


French Beach Provincial Park, British Columbia


The French Beach Provincial Park, nestled on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, will provide your family with a day filled with outdoor activities. In addition to the breathtaking views, you can embark on a family hike or admire the wildlife native to the area or walk the 1,600-metre beach.


Horseshoe Beach, Pukaskwa National Park , Heron bay, Ontario