Alberta is not known for its beaches – but that doesn’t mean we’re lacking. In fact, we’ve got a few summery spots that rival some of Canada’s best, we just don’t brag about them – often.

For those who enjoy the waves, soft sand and some quiet time – pack your cooler for a weekend at the Boardwalk Beach along the shores of Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park – a stunning destination located 2 hours and 40 minutes northeast of Edmonton.

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No, it doesn’t exude ‘big Daytona energy,’ but with paddleboarding, swimming, a boat launch, concession and views for days, this stunning Prairie hideaway makes for the perfect weekend trip with your friends, family or special someone.

With a campsite and day-use area, guests are encouraged to enjoy everything the area has to offer including some out-of-water activities like hiking, biking and birdwatching – but don’t hesitate, especially if you plan on spending the night.


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Open between May 15th and September 3rd, there’s only a short window where you can really soak up the – plus, it can get pretty busy on warmer days so rally your besties and book now!

It’s going to be a long hot summer, and Alberta beaches are THE place to beat the heat.


Where: Directions here
Distance From Calgary: 545 km
Distance from Edmonton: 230 km