Formed in 1939 by a group of dedicated locals (includingRay Connett, the self-described “Father of Canadian Nudism”), the Van Tan Club is the oldest nudist organization in Canada. Far from the well-known bustle of Wreck Beach, with its roaring commerce and heavy police presence, the group makes its home on a quiet seven-acre property near the end of Mountain Highway, on a compound which features a sauna, a volleyball court, compost toilets, solar panels, a generator, its own water reservoir and even a pool (though, due to health code restrictions, it is carefully referred to by members as a “fire suppression area”).
- Up on Nudist Peak (in Life) (thetyee.ca)
- Top 5 Nudist Hangouts Near Phoenix (local.answers.com)
- ‘Nudist beaches will add 10% to our tourist figures’ – Gregor Roland, pro-nudist beaches (andrewazzopardi.org)
- Nudist vacationing: the holiday of the future – Life & Style | Trends, Tips, News & Advice | The Irish Times – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 (homeclothesfree.com)