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Great Lakes Surfing: Catch a Freshwater Wave on Canada’s “Third Coast”


Photo: Alastair Macpherson

With the Pacific Ocean and Tofino to the west and the Atlantic and Halifax to the east, Canada is no stranger to great surf. But there is a lesser known third coast: the Great Lakes. With more than 10,000 kilometers of coastline that create a mix of beach and point breaks, the Great Lakes have plenty of spots where you can catch a freshwater wave. (more…)

New Web Site Finds the Best Surf-Front Hotels

Surfer in Tofino. Photo by Steve Tannock.

For surfers, the ultimate surf vacation—or surfari, if you will—includes digs within walking distance to the ocean, so you can take advantage of great surf the moment it happens.


River Surfing, Montreal, Quebec

Every Friday we feature an inspirational travel photo of a Canadian destination taken by one of our readers.

Photo by Pedro fait de la Photo

Why we chose it: This photo proves that surfers will catch waves wherever they can find them—on the Saint Lawrence River right in downtown Montreal, for instance. Whitewater kayakers also frequently tackle this standing wave, dubbed Habitat 67 for the adjacent famed housing complex. Kudos to the photographer on this epic action shot—and to the surfer for braving the northern waters!

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