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Canada Has Purple Sand Beaches and We Need to Visit ASAP

Picture of Kate Horodyski
Updated: 9 November 2017

We’ve already told you about Canada’s stunning pink waterfalls, but the colourful natural phenomenons don’t end there! Canada, specifically Saskatchewan, has a number of purple sand beaches, and we’re pretty obsessed! Talk about #beachgoals.

The purple coloured sand is the result of glacial activity. Garnet particles were carried south from the Canadian Shield and were deposited around lakes in Saskatchewan. You can also find a purple beach in Manitoba, which gets its hue from manganese rather than garnet.

Prince Albert National Park #purplesandbeach #saskatchewan

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So where exactly are these mystical beaches located? In Saskatchewan, you’ll find them at a number of places including Prince Albert National Park, Candle Lake, Deschambault Lake, Hunter Bay, and Good Spirit Lake. You’ll find Manitoba’s beach at Clearwater provincial park.

💜#purplesandbeach #clearwaterlake #northernmanitoba 📷Ian

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