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People get naked every year on Kelly's Beach — to the displeasure of Parks Canada

Want to get back to nature?

It's hard to imagine a more ideal setting that the pristine forests and beaches of Kouchibouguac National Park on New Brunswick's Acadian coast.

But some visitors, park officials say, are taking it way too far. 

Kelly's Beach — a 25-kilometre stretch of dunes along the Northumberland Strait accessible only by a pedestrian boardwalk — is popular for its warm salt water, picturesque views, and endangered piping plovers.

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Manitoba NaturistI belong to a naturist group that is located in Saskatchewan.

Like most other western Canadian clubs, the Green Haven Sun Club is affiliated with AANR – the American Association for Nude Recreation. Before I experienced my first club experience in late May 2013, I had taken out membership with the FCN, the Federation of Canadian Naturists. Thankfully, that membership card allowed me to participate without having to pay higher rates that non-naturist federation people had to pay. Of course, I wondered why a Canadian club had affiliated themselves with an American organization rather than a Canadian organization. To be a club member, an AANR membership is required. 

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CENTREVILLE -- The couple seeking to expand their nudist campground near Tamworth had their first opportunity to speak to the council that has been blocking their application.


Last year, Yvonne Gibson and her husband, Hector Gravelle, started the process to have their 40-hectare property on Carroll Road rezoned to allow them to expand the small campground -- Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch -- they have operated since 2012.


In April of this year, Stone Mills Township council voted 4-3 against the rezoning application, a decision that went against recommendations from township staff and consultants report.

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Top Freedom Day

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It’s was a hot and sunny Sunday in Vancouver, but a full moon — or rather, hundreds of them — were on display at Wreck Beach.


Nude bodies are nothing new at Vancouver’s world-famous clothing optional beach, but this weekend the numbers were higher than usual.

That’s because the Wreck Beach Preservation Society, a non-profit group that advocates for the preservation of the beach in its natural state, was hoping to set a world record for most buns in the water. Read More