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Wild Swimming Locations in Canada
Small and relatively warm (for the mountains!). Sandy beach and picnic area, Local swimming hole. 2km return to the end of the lake.
Large warm lake. Very popular in the summer so swim early in July and August. 12.8 km long and 2-3km wide. Clean. Plenty of beaches and access sites at Invermere, Windmere and private access points.
Small and cold. Popular local swimming hole and training area for local triathletes. beach area and off-leash dog park close by.
Small and warm even in the early spring. Home of the Wasa triathlon. Sandy beach, camping, playgrounds and picnic areas.
Skaha & Okanagan
Home of the Skaha Ultra swim, Challenge Triathlon, Cross the Lake Swim. Called the Hawaii of Canada - hot and dry and beautiful.
Very shallow. Only the third lake is swimmable. Warm with a muddy bottom. Try swimming wih
Beautiful blue water. Cold but not as bad as you would think. Parking can get busy in the summer.
Good early season choice. Small lake. Lots of red tannin in the water. Well protected so no wind. Beside campground.
Beautiful colour. Roadside access and beside large campground. VERY cold! Can get busy in the summer.
Warm. Beach access. Very popular beachfront in the summer. Watch for boats.