Manitoba has 2 of 25 top beaches

May 8, 2008

OTTAWA—Canadian Geographic Travel magazine has created a list of the Top 25 beaches in Canada—and Manitoba is home to two of them. Grand Beach on Lake Winnipeg and Little Limestone Lake Park Reserve north of Grand Rapids have made the cut.

Well-known tourist spots such as Cavendish Beach in P.E.I. and Sandbanks Provincial Park in Ontario made the list, but many of the locations came from provinces less known for their shoreline attractions.

Patricia D’Souza, senior editor at Canadian Geographic, said the publication wanted the list to represent the entire country and a wide range of beaches.

The list, which is not ranked in any particular order, is in the form of a photo essay, she added.

British Columbia is home to seven of the top beaches, and another four come from Ontario. Every province and territory has at least one beach on the list except the Northwest Territories and Nunavut—but they also “have stunning beaches, to be sure,” added D’Souza.

The 25 beaches are: Kluane Lake, Y.T., Bennett Beach, Y.T., Kinosoo Beach, Alta., Manitou Beach, Sask., Grand Beach, Man., Little Limestone Lake Park Reserve, Man., Wasaga Beach, Ont., Bruce Peninsula, Ont., Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ont., Point Pelee, Ont., Demoiselle Beach, N.B., Parlee Beach, N.B., Plage de la Dune-du-Nord, Que., Black Brook Beach, N.S., Ingonish Beach, N.S., Cavendish Beach, P.E.I., The Arches Provincial Park, N.L., Pinware River Provincial Park, N.L., Long Beach, B.C., Chesterman Beach, B.C., Florencia Bay, B.C., MacKenzie Beach, B.C., Combers Beach, B.C., South Beach, B.C., Cape Enrage, B.C.

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