Elana Shepert
North Shore News
August 7, 2019

vantan clubCanada’s oldest nudist club, the Van Tan Club, celebrates its 80th anniversary this Saturday, Aug.10.

Founded in 1939, the club was the first of its kind to open in Vancouver, as well as the country. During the club’s inception, not many people had cars, and, as a result, they’d arrive to the club’s property by bus or on foot.

Nowadays, the club meets at a North Vancouver property, but they no longer have a clubhouse. However, the property offers, “a wood-fired sauna and hot tub, facilities for volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, shuffleboard, croquet, bocci, children’s play equipment, spacious lawns for sunning, and lots of shade trees.”

Image is from the Van Tan Club

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July 27th, 2019

The very first time I met my husband-to-be, I was topless. In fact, the first time I met my in-laws, I was topless.

Let’s be clear: I am not a shameless exhibitionist or some sort of naturist hippy. But I am British, and I was on a beach vacation in balmy Cuba at the time.

Long thought to be a reserved and prudish bunch, Brits are actually a lot more progressive than most North Americans. In fact, every beach vacation I have ever taken – whether on les plages de France, secluded Greek coves or at Caribbean resorts – British women of all ages and sizes, on the whole, have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to slip off their bikini tops.

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Jeff Nicklas, Vitamin D Council
June 12th, 2019

Smiling nudist teen with very tanned body posing on rocks 2

In a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, researchers found that avoiding sun exposure may increase the risk for all-cause mortality in women.

In past articles, we’ve covered the positive and negative aspects of sun exposure. Safe, moderate sun exposure is the natural and best way to meet your body’s requirements for vitamin D. On the other hand, intense, infrequent sun exposure may increase your risk for malignant melanoma, the most severe form of skin cancer.

In recent decades, studies showing increased risk of skin cancer due to intense sun exposure have received more public attention than studies showing the benefits of vitamin D and safe, moderate sun exposure. This has developed into what some call Sun Scare, leading to sun avoidance by the public.

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Teddy Elliot
MTL Blog
July 24th, 2019

woman in park

The bylaws contain no rule against this so long as you don't disturb the peace.

Last week, it was announced that Calypso water parks in Canada will allow women to go topless. Since dress code regulations in one of Canada's biggest water parks have relaxed, we looked into Montreal parks and where they stand on freeing the nipple. 

Montreal parks have 78 different regulations ranging from environmental to parking rules. The good news for topless enthusiasts is that the city doesn't have a bylaw on going topless in city parks! has developed into what some call Sun Scare, leading to sun avoidance by the public.

Image is from Adobe Stock.

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Dave Dormer, Digital Producer
CTV News Calgary
Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 12:00 PM MDT 
Last Updated Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 6:45 PM MDT

Naturist indoor pool

Swimsuits will be optional at a public swim event next month being organized by Calgary Nude Recreation.

Scheduled for July 7, the event is open only to group members and their guests. Attendees must pre-register and the location is not being released publicly.

Organizer Naked Jeff, who declined to give his real last name, said they’re hoping to attract “like-minded people” to the event.

The numbers we aren’t so concerned about, we’d rather have a good group of people,” he told CTV News Calgary.

“Nudity is a really big deal in our culture and we’re working on that and we recognize that a lot of people kind of need to see it for themselves. They visualize what they think it might be and it’s usually not very accurate compared to reality.”

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