Canada Family Vacations

 

IfCanada Family Vacations you are going on Canada family vacations, the thought of family beach vacations in Canada might raise quite a few eyebrows, not to speak of a few highly dramatized shudders.

Known for its proximity to the polar region than the typical palm fringed tropics, Canada is well known for its snow capped mountains and Niagara Falls than any sunny beaches.

That being the general impression, however, the fact remains that there are a multitude of Oceanside and other water venues that are perfect for Canada family vacations at the beach!

Have a family beach vacation along Wasaga Beach in Georgian Bay in Ontario with the Canadian Blue Mountains rising majestically in the background. A renowned fresh water beach, this has been a family beach vacation destination for over a hundred years.

The place still retains its old world charm in addition to all modern recreation facilities. Bruce peninsula along the Georgian Bay is another family beach vacation destination with great swimming, nature parks, and other activities.

Canada Family Vacations

A great family beach vacation destination in Ontario would be Point Pelee on Lake Erie. From butterflies to birds, boating to bicycling and beyond, this island is a treasure trove of activities that is perfect for a Canada family vacation. Large numbers and varieties of migratory birds add to the fun and excitement.

Sauble Beach has much more to offer a family beach vacation than the average beach scene. They have Sand Fest where you get to try out your sand castle building skills and win prizes.

Sauble also has two national parks and plenty of golfing if you need a change of scene from all that sand. Sandbanks with three lovely golden beaches welcomes you to your fill of surfing, canoeing, and many more water sport activities you can think of on your family beach vacation.

Cape Enrage in New Brunswick has spectacular sandstone cliffs, while Plage de la Dune-du-Nord sports dramatic red cliffs. The view from the lighthouse at Cape Enrage is simply amazing to say the least. Bennet Beach in Yukon is known for its sand dunes and shimmering white sands that form a sand bar extending almost a kilometre into the warm waters.

For a family beach vacation in British Columbia, check out the Qualicum Beach with its gravel beach and deep turquoise water. There won’t be any sand castle building, but this beach is famous for its water sports and spectacular scenery.

Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba has some amazing beaches. The area is one of great natural beauty and a mystic serenity reinforced by the woods and caverns that beg exploration.

Grand Beach and Little Limestone Lake Park Reserve are quite popular with the locals and tourists alike.

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  1. (S America)
    Alberta Family Vacations

    My family grew up in Alberta and I have hundreds of memories of beach (lake) vacations, mountain vacations, and camping so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to take my kids on a vacation there. And from all accounts, I think my kids enjoyed it even more than I remember!

    I would HIGHLY recommend a beach vacation in almost any part of the province. Some of my favourites include Waterton National Park to the south (National park which sits on the Alberta, BC, and USA (Montana) border), anywhere in Jasper and Banff to the west, Pine Lake in the central/north, and Fawcett Lake to the north.
    Of course, these are just a sampling of hundreds of possibilities in Alberta. There are many lakes that rent not only campsites and trailer stalls, but also have small cabins/cabanas for rent.

    There are also many RV/trailer rental locations throughout the province, so you can get yourself fully outfitted for a week, all for a price much lower than renting a hotel. This really is one of the greatest places in the world to explore the outdoors, paddle up a stream or river, raft back down, lie on a beach, climb canyons, hike mountain passes, river raft, bungee jump… The list goes on!

    Also, for a true highlight be sure to hit up Drumheller and the great Tyrell Museum (it must be the best dinosaur museum on earth), spend a few days at West Edmonton Mall – waterpark, amusement park, skating rink, mini golf, submarines, sharks, dolphins, bungee……. This is truly a family vacation for everyone!

  2. Nancy (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) says:

    Canada’s Hidden Gem; Prince Edward Island & York Bay Place

    Last summer my family and I had the pleasure of visiting PEI during the month of July. We were quite unfamiliar with the island but it had been recommended very strongly to us by friends. So after doing some research we decided the east coast culture combined with all of the outdoor activities and delicious food would make for an amazing family adventure.
    We stayed at York Bay Place, which was perfect for us. We rented a two bedroom cottage that was ideal. It had all of the amenities of home, had a beautiful view of the bay, and was a short bike ride away from Brackley Beach (which is home to the always famous red sand dunes). I really don’t think our vacation would have been the same if we would have stayed some where else. York Bay Place was perfectly situated for all of the things that we wanted to do during our time on the island…..oh and the owners and operators were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about assisting us in finding things to do ie deep sea fishing (which I still catch the kids bragging to their friends about), golfing at Crow Bush (which my husband is still bragging to his friends about) and finding authentic East Coast cuisine(mmm fresh lobster). So, all in all York Bay Place and PEI combined for an unforgettable vacation. Check out there facebook page or there website, yorkbayplace.com. There was bunch of links on their website of local attractions and activities.

    Cheers,
    Nancy

    P.S. I’m having trouble uploading photos so do yourself a favour and check out yorkbayplace.com as well as the facebook page

  3. Vacationing in the Maritimes says:

    Vacationing in the Maritimes

    Hi there from sunny Nova Scotia!

    If you are thinking of a family friendly holiday and don’t know where you would like to go, I would highly suggest coming to my neck of the woods.

    It can get upwards of 30 Celcius or more in the summer, but generally mid 20 celcius most days. (We also just received high 20 degrees celcius two days this week in March!)

    “New Scotland” has lot of things to do. Besides teeming with history, there is plenty of museums and events going on in Halifax. This year, we have the tall ships coming and host an annual world busker festival in August.

    The beaches are incredible here in Nova Scotia. Martinique Beach and Lawrencetown Beach attract surfers from around the world. These are amazing places for body boarding as well. There are pristine beaches along the South Shore that are white sanded and clear water. Some even offer little tidal areas, perfect for the young kids. Along the north shore, the beaches have lots of red sand and are lovely for hiking and searching for beach glass. The Fundy Shore (FYI: The Bay of Fundy have the highest tides in the world) is more rocky and full of cliffs and spectacular hiking trails.

    Cape Breton is home to the Cabot Trail,Fortress Louisbourg, Alexander Graham Bell Museum and all over the island you can find many celtic music concerts.

    Nova Scotia is so diverse in landscape. The Cabot Trail resembles scenes from Scotland, the rocky Bay of Fundy, the picturesque Annapolis Valley (home to many vineyards, farms, Acadia University,) the Acadian Shore, historic South Shore lined with beaches, and the sparse, untouched beauty of the Eastern Shore.

    I have traveled the world, yet Nova Scotia still amazes me and provides my family with a constant state of awe. We have often rented cottages along the North Shore for a week or two as it provides that ocean wave crashing sound, amazing red shores to walk and collect beach glass, and when the tide is out, we play in the tidal pools and have hermit crab races.

    There are many whale watching tours, biking opportunities, wine tours, beach and surfing places, rock hounding, fossil hunting, hiking, day tours and food galore. I almost forgot, there are countless Scottish Highland Games around our province and other ethnic festivals. Did I mention the seafood????

    There is something to do for all, especially in the summer. People are friendly, music is toe tapping and the food – divine!

  4. Angelica Brenner (Alberta, Canada) says:

    Fantastic Time With My Family In Canada

    Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is a Blast

    I was born and raised in Alberta, Canada but I have never been in Ontario. Last month, we went to Ontario and checked-in at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.My family and I were invited by my cousin to stay there for a week.

    Although I have been to other water parks, I was so happy that for the first time, I was in Ontario and that I was in the biggest indoor water park in the country. My kids had fun playing in the Tiny Tots Splash Park while I was conquering my fear in the giant slide.

    What was even greater is the fact that my kids were secured while they are playing in the pool. They staff is truly wonderful because they will assist and entertain you well. Of course, they served great food. For sure, we are going back there.

  5. Accidentally In Love- Doubletree

    We went to my mom’s place in Mississauga to celebrate Christmas. However, because of the tight schedule that we had, we had to travel from Vancouver to Toronto and take a land trip to my mom’s place.

    When we arrived there, we decided to a little shopping. We even went to Doubletree By Hilton and did some fun aquatic activities. It was really great there. Although the place is not that big compared to other water parks, it sure is one of the best I have been to because of their great amenities.

    In fact, it is even convenient since it is near the airport. We met a lot of people who took some time off there before taking their flight.

    My family and I really fell in love with the place. Our time there was unplanned but we were really happy that we tried it there.

  6. Douglas Deeks (Washington, USA) says:

    Outdoor Water Park and Arcade Gaming- Please Help!

    My family and I are planning to go to an outdoor water park in Canada. Is there a place that you recommend that has arcade games and mini-golf? So that when my kids are tired from doing water activities, they can do something else. Thanks!

    • Best Family Beach Vacations says:

      Magic Mountain Waterpark

      Because you are visiting the east coast – you can go to Magic Mountain in Moncton New Brunswick; it is one of the best outdoor water parks in Canada that offers arcade games, mini-gold and wonderful water activities.

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