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Rotary Frenchman's Bay West Park

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Rotary Frenchman's Bay West Park is located on the southwest shore of Frenchman's Bay on Beachpoint Promenade off the south end of West Shore Drive.

The Rotary Frenchman's Bay West Park has been designated as an Environmentally Sensitive Area by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority due to its diversity of vegetation and significant natural features. The park is characterized by a barrier beach, sand bar coastal wetlands, meadows, and climax forest.  The barrier beach is a dynamic beach and sand dune system that is dominated by marram grass and eastern cottonwood.  This sand dune complex is a critically important and rare coastal ecological community that can be found in only a few locations within the Greater Toronto Area.  The shoreline and dune stabilization process that is being undertaken by the TRCA has helped establish and protect the coastal wetlands found in Frenchman's Bay.

Some of the region's best surfing and kite boarding can be done here. The parks location and configuration provide for perfect winds and waves along the kilometre long sandy beach.

This park is also home to the Pickering Rouge Canoe Club, a not-for profit organization that specializes in providing recreational activities and competitive training in the sports of flat water canoe and kayak racing, war canoes and dragon boat for people of all ages. 

The park is currently undergoing a Master Plan process. The plans include expanded parking, a small boat launch and dock area, a children's play area adjacent to picnic facilities, an outdoor classroom area, a new facility for the Pickering Rouge Canoe Club and associated public washrooms, and a boardwalk to the proposed west harbour entrance break wall. Stay posted for meeting dates and locations for the Public Information Centre.

Current Facilities

  • seating
  • parking
  • sandy beach
  • informal boat launch area