Canada boasts the most extensive coastline in the world, a bounty of lakes, rivers and other water bodies. It’s no surprise that upwards of 35 million people choose to visit this magical land. Most people come for the tranquil scenery or the massive festivals. However, each year more water sports enthusiasts visit Canada to indulge in their passion. The nation’s 202,080 km of shoreline and other water bodies offer up a buffet of water sports. Here are some of the best spots to catch some waves or at least get wet in Canada:
Surf in Tofino, BC
Tofino is a tiny relaxed village located in Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast. This postcard village has some of the most gnarly waves that a surfer could ever hope to catch. Tofino has some magnificent bays and beaches where you could wait to catch some waves. This town also hosts various international surfing contests. Such contests include The Tofino Rip Curl. This location is also a famous training ground for some of the nation’s best water sporting athletes.
Canoe in Bonaventure River, Quebec
The Bonaventure River stretches for over 80km. This means that it can offer various levels of challenge to thrill-seekers and novices alike. The river also has some of the most transparent waters in the world; you can even view salmon as you paddle along. The waters are so peaceful and Zen-like. They also have guided rafting tours for all experience levels.
Kitesurfing in Squamish, BC
Flat waters and winds that can pick up to 27 knots make this location ideal for windsurfing. The area also has a close-knit community that supports all kitesurfing activities. It’s also a great place to learn to kitesurf as there are many shallow-water passes. Other water sporting activities that you can take part in this area include paddleboarding, kayaking, and white water rafting.