December 9, 2016


-17° C, A few clouds

Full Forecast


Chilly week ahead

Today's frigid temperatures make us long for beaches. And when you think of beaches, you think of Tahiti: sheltered turquoise lagoons surrounding lush, mountainous islands make French Polynesia a tropical dream destination. (Postmedia archives)
Frigid temperatures make us long for beaches
Ilha Deserta, an island in Faro, off Portugal,s southern coast. The scenic island, which is reachable by ferry, has a white sand beach, nature trail and lighthouses.  (Portuguese National Tourist Office)
Aloha! Tourists frolic on Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Hawaii.  (The Associated Press archives)
A view of St. Kitts from a quiet beach on the leeward side of Nevis; Nevis is the smaller of the sister islands that make up the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, former British colonies.  (Bloomberg archives)
Something to Belize in: A couple enjoys the beach at the Blue Dolphin resort.  (Tribune Media MCT archives)
This rocks: Rock formations and quieter beaches are among the highlights in Mexico's Cabo San Lucas.  (Tribune Media MCT archives)
With the city skyline in background, two western tourists in their swimsuits pass local residents as they stroll on the beach in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (CP)
Blame it on Rio: Relax at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.  (The Associated Press archives)
Crikey! Who wouldn't want to celebrate Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia? (The Associated Press archives)
Only six more months before we can head to Grand Beach again! (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press archives)

You can comment on most stories on You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Photo Store

Scroll down to load more