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Best things to do in West Lake

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“An amazing natural wonder. Hughes sand dunes between Lake Ontario and west lake. ”
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“Located 5 minutes away is the Sand and Pearl Oyster Bar and restaurant. Fresh oysters, seafood and a plethora of delicious entries and cocktails. You can hop in to a Yoga class during the day as well.”
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“Great shopping in this old barn converted to a store and art gallery featuring all sorts of local products and creative works. On County Road 12 between Sandbanks and Bloomfield.”
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“This barn furniture/antiques store is my favourite in the County. They've got a beautiful collection of wares there and the owners are interesting folks too. ”
7local recommendations
“Jet Ski and pontoon boat rentals Kayaks Kids camp full of water activities”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Anything you can think of water.... they rent. Last summer we went watersking here and it was loved by all! ”
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Home Service
“Great vegan meal options, plus a decent selection in the small grocery/health market. You can order online for pick-up ”
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Natural Feature
“Incredible beach....go very early and get your spot, and make sure to bring a packed lunch, your shade umbrella, extra drinking water, and your sandals and bathing suit of course. Rated one of the top Beaches of the world in Macleans Magazine.”
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“Regular pub fare on the water - fun to watch the wildlife and see the boats going by!”
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“We are Wellington’s biggest and best full-service, hard and soft-serve ice cream emporium, featuring all your favourite ice cream dessert favourites; ranging from cones in soft serve, Flavor Burst creations, to scoop offerings featuring Central Smith small-batch full-cream scoop flavours; sundaes, shakes, specialty bowls, slush creations running the full range of the imagination of the customer and much, much more. Oh, and we have treats for pets, as well!”
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“food is really good, and I have 20% off coupons for my guests! Restaurant on the Knoll Overlooking the Sandbanks, views of the Sandbanks Provincial Park.”
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“A quick walk from the Suite for a delicious burger or meal that can be enjoyed on a patio overlooking the harbour at a reasonable price.”
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“May - Labour day Pilot Coffee has a container serve the best roast in town. You can walk here (in your pyjamas) from our backyard. ”
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“We love this easygoing restaurant on the water. The restaurant on the Knoll is part of the larger Isaiah Tubbs resort, which has a real Dirty Dancing vibe. Fun and fantastic servers, good food, nice views. ”
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“Fantastic live theatre with performances at wineries, galleries and museums.”
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