In the summer months, tourists travel to the welcoming shores of Wasaga Beach. The sandy coast stretches 8.7 miles across Nottawasaga Bay with panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment. Not only is Wasaga the longest freshwater beach in the world, it also offers an endless number of recreational trails to explore throughout the seasons.

The groomed trails have easy access points and once inside, one can get lost in nature’s beauty. This natural area includes a large variety of plants, over 40 species of mammals and 230 types of birds, including the endangered Piping Plover.

If hiking is not on the agenda, then visitors can opt to canoe through the Nottawasaga River route, or relax in a boat and try their luck at fishing. Throughout the journey, one can enjoy incredible dune formations, an array of wildlife, and breathtaking forested landscape.

Wasaga Beach experiences seasonal variations throughout the year with humid summer days accompanied by torrential rainfalls, squeezed between mild sunny days thanks to the Georgian Bay breeze. Of course, the winter is no different, a light flurry can turn to snow squalls in a matter of minutes.

Homeowners Joe and Kathy knew they required a custom shade solution for their pergola that was sophisticated, yet low maintenance, due to their location. Their research led them to ShadeFX.

“We recently worked with ShadeFX to install a retractable canopy on our backyard pergola. The canopy is great in the rain as we’ve had some big downpours here and the rain never got through. The rain protection is way better than expected and the wind is not a problem either, even though we have had some very windy days. No need for the hassle of bringing all the cushions inside in case of rain! We love the colour and how easy the canopy is to take down for the winter. It really is a great product.”

– Joe & Kathy Banel

ShadeFX customized a 14’x12’ retractable canopy with a manual operation which allows the shade to be stopped and locked at any desired position along the track. A perfect solution when deciding to bask in the morning rays or to block out the harsh light of the afternoon sun. Sunbrella Sea fabric was the final touch to complement the furniture and blooming gardens.

With the completion of their riverside patio, the Banels now have a versatile outdoor space they can fully utilize. No amount of rain, sun or wind, can keep them from enjoying the best seat in their backyard.

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