I just got home from a weekend in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. The town's claim to fame is that it is the longest fresh water beach in the world. It boasts, white sand beaches, and warm waters on the southern shores of Georgian Bay. Best of all, it is only a 2 hour drive from Toronto.
In the summer, everyone from the city goes to Wasaga because it is fairly close and the beach is worth the trip. However, this makes weekend traffic a total nightmare. But despite the lag, er, I mean traffic, we didn't let it slow us down. After several years of weekend road trips to Wasaga, we have our strategy perfected - hit the road early, stay late, don't fight the traffic and crowds of people, and RELAX. There's nothing you can do about the traffic.
Summer is short in Canada. Enjoy every minute of it.