Beach days are always the best days and our wonderful province is full of them. Though we’re familiar with the more popular shores like Wasaga, Sable, and Sandbanks, there are a few out there that you may not know about. And some of the clearest waters just so happen to be within this Ontario park. René Brunelle Provincial Park has four sandy beaches and here’s what to know about them.

With how hot it’s been in Ontario lately, dipping your toes into a nice and cool lake sounds heavenly. Treat your sun-kissed skin to a beach day at René Brunelle.

Though there are plenty of things to do such as boating, canoeing, fishing, and hiking, swimming is a must.

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There’s quite a bit of history with this park and Remi Lake as it used to serve as a float plane base back in the early 1900s.

Now, the four sandy beaches offer shallow, clear waters that are perfect for family swimming. You’ll find change facilities, a full-size sand volleyball court at the Day Use Area, and a place to play horseshoes.


According to Ontario Parks, the cost of a Day Use permit depends on the time of the year whether it be on or off-season, and by park.

Entry fees for vehicles start at $12.25, but for René Brunelle Provincial Park the site does not state how much a vehicle permit will cost. As for their Day Use area, that’s priced at $22.13. For park-specific fees, contact the park directly.

René Brunelle Provincial Park

Where: PO BOX 670, 613 Front St – Hearst, ON