Montreal is usually the city that's a little more laid back than the rest of Canada.

We got the smoking bans later than everyone else, the drinking age is lower than most of the country, and we're famous for our European laissez-allez charm.

So it's curious why we have so many hangups about public nudity. Especially considering the success of Topless Day in Montreal.

Topless and nude beaches are very common in Europe, but they're almost non-existent here.

Women have even been warned to cover up in the past, so we know it's definitely frowned upon on the island.

If you're looking to get rid of those tan lines, you've got only 2 options really:

You can either make friends with someone who has a really large and private backyard, or you can head down to the only "clothing optional" beach in Quebec.

I'm talking about Oka Beach.

Not officially recognized as a nude beach, however, according to some nudist bloggers who have actually been there, nudity is tolerated.

Keep in mind it's not the entire beach, so make sure you're in the right place before stripping everything off.

Once you enter the park, you have to walk a little while before you reach a restaurant and some changing room. A little farther passed, you'll see a path that leads to the nude beach.

And if you're still not sure, just keep walking until you see naked people.


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