Canada’s Top 10 Beaches (1/10)

Head down to the water and feel the sand beneath your toes, because we've rounded up the 10 best beaches in Canada that you have to visit this summer.

Long Beach, Vancouver Island, B.C.Photo: Thinkstock

Long Beach, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Long Beach is the longest sandy beach on Vancouver Island. In Pacific Rim National Park Reserve between Tofino and Ucluelet, it’s 16.6 km of pristine sand washed by a cool pounding surf. Look for joggers, kayakers, sea lions and sun worshipers, with backdrop of rainforest and mountains. There’s a summertime Tofino Beach Bus, and if you’re an inexperienced surfer, you can get lessons. Twenty thousand grey whales migrate up this coast each spring and summer – tours operate from Tofino and Ucluelet.


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