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Feeling hot hot hot? Cool down with these swimsuits!

There's a heat wave hitting Innisfil, and there is no better way to cool down than by a visit to one of the many beaches on the shores of beautiful Lake Simcoe. With dreams of a cool breeze on our faces we thought we'd take a look at some of the bathing costumes worn in the past.


women swimming


These bathing beauties were swimming at Killarney Beach in 1909.

man in bathing suit from 1920s

Chalmer Pratt circa 1920s. This is one of our rare examples of men's bathing costumes.

black and white photo of 4 ladies in bathing caps and old fashioned swim suits sitting on a bench

Road ends were and are still popular access points to Lake Simcoe, just ask these ladies from about 1917 at the road end of Arnold Street in Belle Ewart.

2 women and a girl in old fashioned bathing suits and bathing caps standing waist deep in a lake 4 people swimming in a lake in old fashioned swimsuits

Swimming at Big Bay Point around 1917.

teenage boy and girl standing in lake in swimsuits from the 1950s

Bathing costumes sure had changed by the time 1956 rolled around. But Innisfil's love of Lake Simcoe sure hadn't!

postcard of a beach scene

Get out and enjoy our beaches this summer!