Lakes of Wasaga Beach Vacation

My family loves the beach. No doubt about it, we are five little beach bums and this summer we ventured out to Simcoe County to visit Wasaga Beach. Wasaga Beach has been long hailed as one of the premier tourist destinations in Ontario and for good reason, just two hours north of Toronto you’ll find this beach town has a fun vibe with restaurants and shops but the crowning jewel is the beach itself. Wasaga Beach is situated along the longest freshwater beach in the world on Nottawasaga Bay and has the softest, silkiest, whitest sand we’ve found in Ontario, so far. It’s the perfect family beach destination!

 

Destination: Wasaga Beach

Where to stay in Wasaga Beach

Driving through the town of Wasaga Beach, I realized something quickly. Accomodations are not created equal. We saw everything from motels, hotels, cottages and upscale homes and I was glad we were tucked away safely at Lakes of Wasaga Resort. You know if you do any kind of travel, you often book accomodations sight unseen, and you never know what you are getting until you pull up in your vehicle.  When we pulled through the gates of Lakes of Wasaga we collectively gave a sigh of relief, but of course, having stayed at a Parkbridge Resort before, we knew we would be in good hands. 

The staff were friendly and knowledgable as they gave us a run down of rules and regulations, including a well respected 10 km speed limit for safety and tranquility and then we were on our way to our personal cabin.

Lakes of Wasaga Cabin

From the moment we caught site of 23 Madawaska Trail, we were in love. The large covered porch and colourful muskoka chairs were so inviting, but wait until you see the inside! Our family of five often gets a little cramped in rental units, but this was not the case! 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, open concept, plus both a screened porch and an open porch; we had plenty of room to spread out and relax!

Lakes of Wasaga, Parkbridge

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My favourite space in the cabin was the screened in porch, which is something I’ve wanted at our own house for years. We ate all of our meals out here at the dining table and there was a cozy seating area as well. The full sized kitchen was well stocked with all of the appliances and items we would need including, cutlery, dishware, and cooking/serving items including wine glasses. Very important! Our unit even had a barbecue which we put to good use. 

The only thing the cabin didn’t have is a traditional fire pit, but there was a small clay outdoor fireplace on the deck that we used for roasting marshmallows. It was our first time using one and was so great, I’m considering one for my own back yard!

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The weather on the day of our arrival as well as the full next day was overcast and a little gloomy. Normally this would kind of put a damper on a beach holiday but not at Lakes of Wasaga, there was still plenty of fun to be had. There are a total of 4 swimming pools, including an adult’s only pool and an indoor pool, plus a splash pad. There is also a fun playground, tennis court, basketball court and 18 hole mini golf course. Our cabin had a large flat screen tv over the fire place and a few movies to view as well.

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Lakes of Wasaga

Lakes of Wasaga is just one of  Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities. Parkbridge is Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential land lease communities, recreational resorts and marinas. While you can rent a cabin or an RV unit, most of the residents are owners. One of my favourite past times at a Parkbridge Resort is just walking around the communities taking in the views. The pride of ownership is evident in the landscaping and decor each unit has. It’s really fun to see how each owner has taken a similar unit to others and really transformed the lot into their own. 

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Lakes of Wasaga has so much to offer families looking for a beach vacation, if you are planning a stay in Wasaga Beach, it has everything you’ll need plus more! There are children’s activities and events planned throughout the day and I love that there is always something to do right at the resort. Should you want to wander out for dinner or shopping, there are restaurants as well as a Foodland grocery store, LCBO, and a Walmart very close by. 

Take a peek at all the fun we had plus views of more rooms in the cabin and all the resort features in this short video we put together!

Visit the Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities website or facebook page to learn more and view their full list of rental properties.

 disclosure: We received a complimentary stay with Lakes of Wasaga, however, all opinions expressed are honest and my own

Comments

  1. Wow!! I haven’t been here in here’s, but I’d love to plan it for next season! That cottage is incredible, and you’d never guess you had all that space inside, looking from the outside!

  2. Looks like a great place to stay! I grew up in Collingwood so know Wasaga Beach well 🙂

  3. nicolthepickle says:

    What a beautiful little place. This would be so nice for vacation.

  4. Anne Taylor says:

    What a beautiful place to take your family in the summer! I’m not much of a lake person, being spoiled by being surrounded by the ocean, but this is spectacular!

  5. Gorgeous! If we ever venture out that way, this will be one of the places we’ll go!

    • momvstheboys says:

      Parkbridge has locations all over, worth looking into next time you are headed somewhere or want to camp in style!

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    What an absolutely gorgeous place and that cabin, is just fantastic!

  7. LOVE all of your photos! What a nice summer vacation. I would love to go there next year with my family.

  8. I haven’t been to Wasaga for a long time! The place looks amazing!!

  9. Erika Letson says:

    My husband and I used to go to Wasaga Beach when we were dating. I would love to take the kids there and enjoy it as a family! Great review!

  10. Sounds like you had a lovely vacation! Great review! I spent many summers during my childhood visiting relatives in Toronto, Ontario and we would always take two weeks to chill in Wasaga Beach. So many great memories…

  11. You picked a beautiful spot to vacation. I love Wasaga Beach…even for a day trip

  12. Such amazing photos of the cabin so beautiful, and I would love to stay there!!

  13. We have never been to Wasaga but have heard really great things about it. We have to go there next Summer!

  14. Sure does look like a super spot to vacation!! 🙂

  15. Ya know, I’d never have even thought of it as a vacation possibility but I will definitely look into it for next year.

  16. Absolutely stunningly beautiful cottage. So roomy and nicely decorated. I love the sunroom, and patio too. Looks like a really fun family holiday spot!

  17. Doris Calvert says:

    The place looks great, I can see spending the whole summer there!

  18. I absolutely love your photos, I have to get here next season!

  19. Looks stunning

  20. Oh my goodness this looks so beautiful & relaxing, I wish I was there right now!

  21. That rental looks so comfy and cozy! Now I want to go there 🙂

  22. Nataile Brown says:

    wow! Such an amazing get-away. This cabin is gorgeous. I really like all of the activities within the resort too. I miss the clear and clean lakes of Canada and the Northern U.S. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  23. What a wonderfully relaxing, beautiful place to vacation. I wished that we lived closer so that we could experience this, too!

  24. Elaine Buonsante says:

    Fantastic accommodations and congratulations on your photography!

  25. kristen visser says:

    holy that looks like loads of fun and the cottage is SO beautiful! now that is my kind of cottage. when my girls get a little older we are totally renting one for a week

  26. wow, such an awesome place! love it!

  27. Treen Goodwin says:

    Wow what a gorgeous place , looks like a great place with lots of fun for everyone 🙂

  28. Huguette E. says:

    Beautiful spot!! Now that’s the perfect vacation!

  29. I am in love with the cute cottage and beautiful beach here at Lakes of Wasaga.This would e a perfect place to stay for a vacation.

  30. Looks like you had fun. The cabin is nice and it’s nice the children enjoyed themselves.

  31. sarah sar says:

    That looks so beautiful! I would definitely consider this for a future family vacation.

  32. This place looks great, I have never been, but will keep it in mind

  33. Terry Perron says:

    Looks like a fun place for the whole family.

  34. wow! What an amazing looking place. It looks so relaxing and fun. Perfect family vacation spot.

  35. DARLENE W says:

    It has been many years since my family and I have enjoyed this area, time for a revisit

  36. kathy downey says:

    I sure sounds like a lovely place to stay i do love the freshness of the wood in the cabin

  37. Darren Scrubb says:

    Quite an awesome looking place that I will enjoy visiting for sure.

  38. Elva Roberts says:

    Wasaga Beach in Ontario is a wonderful place for a family to go for a relaxing vacation. The Wasaga Lodge is a wonderful place to stay and is a beautiful comfortable lodge. There is a special play ground for younger children and activities for all the family.

  39. Looks like an awesome place to stay. Love the open concept style!

  40. Victoria Ess says:

    I love taking a trip to Wasaga! It’s such an easy, nice getaway from Toronto!

  41. Joyce S says:

    Oh nice! I would love to take the family to Wasaga.. and the resort looks amazing!

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