Ontario & The Prairie Provinces
|ONTARIO [ ↑ ]|
Ontario's premier nude beach is located on an island in Lake Ontario just offshore from Toronto. Hanlan's Point Beach  43.6170N, 79.3917W was made a legal nude beach in 1999, and since then it has evolved from an obscure nude beach to a very popular one. Accessible only by passenger ferry, the beach is just a few kilometers from Toronto's distinctive skyline, but it is a world of its own. Also in the Toronto area, Beechgrove Beach West  43.7577N, 79.1630W is a much lesser known and more lightly attended lakeshore beach located in the eastern suburb of Scarborough.
In southern Ontario about halfway between Detroit (Michigan) and Buffalo (New York), there are two beaches on Lake Erie that attract small numbers of nudists. Both are within an hour's drive south of London. Port Burwell Provincial Park  42.6491N, 80.8341W in Port Burwell is the better established for bare bathing and is likely to have the most nudists, although crowds are never large. John E. Pearce Provincial Park  42.6058N, 81.4270W near Wallacetown draws limited crowds due to access difficulties.
Angel Eyes Bed & Breakfast
Bowmanville (east of Toronto, near Lake Ontario)
Sharon (north of Toronto)
East Haven Sun Club
Casselman (southeast of Ottawa)
Jewel Lake Wilderness
North Bay (340 km north of Toronto)
Perth Road (north of Kingston)
Fort Erie (near Niagara Falls)
Freelton (between Hamilton and Guelph)
Bothwell (between London and Windsor)
Sunward Naturist Park
Calabogie (west of Ottawa)
PLACES TO STAY—GAY
Bear Cove Bed & Breakfast
Tobermory (on Lake Huron, 300 km NW of Toronto)
The Point Tent & Trailer Resort
Vittoria (near Lake Erie)
Rainbow Ridge Resort
Grand Valley (northwest of Toronto)
Riverside RV Campground
Tweed (between Toronto & Ottawa)
PLACES TO STAY—ADULTS ONLY (not suitable for minors)
The Grand Barn
Vankleek Hill (between Ottawa and Montréal)
|THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES—Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta [ ↑ ]|
Canada's prairie provinces—Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta—seem incongruous with nude beaches, being located north of Montana and North Dakota, but each province has a couple of places that attract nude bathers.
Manitoba has two nude beaches, but they are essentially the same place—sort of. About 90 kilometers northeast of Winnipeg on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, Patricia Beach  50.4294N, 96.5990W and Beaconia Beach  50.4331N, 96.5911W are nearly adjacent, separated by a small channel of water. While these beaches are within sight of one another and are essentially mirror images, it is not especially convenient to get from one beach to the other. The particular geography of the area has resulted in Beaconia evolving into a virtually all-gay nude beach, while Patricia is preferred by straight nudists. Both beaches are well attended, making them the most established nude beaches in the prairie provinces.
Likewise in Saskatchewan, the small city of Saskatoon also has two nude beaches—one straight and one gay, by custom. While both are sandbars on the South Saskatchewan River, they are about 8 kilometers apart as the crow flies but nearly 40 kilometers apart by car. Cranberry Flats  52.0246N, 106.7075W , on the east side of the river and closer to the city, is preferred by gay nudists. Paradise Beach  51.9740N, 106.7850W , on the west side of the river, is the choice of straight nudists. Both beaches are lightly attended.
Southwest of Edmonton, Cottontail Corner  53.3579N, 113.7663W near Devon is a site on the North Saskatchewan River that has the distinction of being Canada's newest and northernmost nude beach, and it has quickly gained a small contingent of visitors since a local resident began promoting the beach circa 2013. Otherwise, the only known nudist hangout in Alberta is located along the Elbow River  50.9924N, 114.1638W in Calgary. A handful of nude bathers often gather at a hidden sandbar located at a bend of the river, accessible by a hike of about half an hour. Discretion is advised.
Libau (northeast of Winnipeg)
Green Haven Sun Club
Balgonie (northeast of Regina)
Tofield (southeast of Edmonton)
Sunny Chinooks Campground
Sundre (northwest of Calgary)
PLACES TO STAY—GAY—Alberta
Northern Lights Bed & Breakfast