Summer is synonymous with the feeling of sand between your toes. Northerners are no exception – here’s the scoop on where to hit the beach up here:
The finest beach and campground in Wood Buffalo National Park, Pine Lake features soothing sand and shallow, warm, aquamarine waters, ideal for swimming or paddling when you're tired of gawking at the park's amazing wildlife.
A luscious expanse of sand on the remote west coast of Great Slave, this is a favourite camping spot for sailors and pleasure boaters. Even better, it backs onto busy buffalo territory near the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary.
A slice of paradise on the fringes of Nahanni National Park Reserve, Little Doctor Lake features a posh lodge, stunning alpine scenery, fine fishing – and a broad sandy beach for kicking back and letting your worries float away.