Candle Lake Provincial Park at Minowukaw Beach


Minowukaw Beach is rated one of the top inland beaches in Canada. It features very fine sand that is white and almost sparkles in the sun. Some sections of the beach even have sand with a pink hue. Reeds and other woody debris wash up along sections of the shoreline. The shoreline across from and surrounding the beach is very natural and features dense forest giving the lake a natural feel. Candle Lake Provincial Park is split into two sections – highway 120 leads to the eastern half and highway 265 leads to the western side. These highways are connected by Main Street (which is unpaved). Minowuakaw Beach is located in the eastern part of the park. There is a paved parking lot near the swimming area, and another designated parking lot near the boat launch. A wooden walkway bridges the parking lot and beach area.

The depth of the water drops off after a few meters but the bottom remains sandy. The boat launch and swimming area are about half a kilometer apart with a long stretch of beach between them. The beach is over a kilometer in total length. The beach is long and somewhat exposed, so waves from boats and wind can be fairly large. There is a designated swimming area marked by buoys, and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets or ATV’s allowed in the beach area.

The beach is backed by a dense forest with a few walking trails running throughout it. There is a playground near the boat launch, and a basketball court near the beach parking lot. There are outhouses near the boat launch and the beach parking lots. There is a campground nearby for those wishing to stay overnight. Minowukaw Beach is a natural sand dune environment, so the provincial government urges beach-goers to remain on the paths and beach area rather than walking on the local plant life. Angling restrictions apply to Candle Lake so check the provincial regulations before fishing!

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
-11°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Candle Lake Provincial Park at Minowukaw Beach is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The public, recreational beaches of Saskatchewan are not routinely monitored, sampled or tested for recreational water quality standards and exceedances during the bathing season. Saskatchewan Public Health may sample swimming areas in response to complaints or observed reports. If you have a complaint, please use the "Report Pollution" button in Swim Guide.

North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper has identified swimming locations and added them to Swim Guide. Beaches will remain "Grey" if no reliable water quality data is available.

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Candle Lake Provincial Park at Minowukaw Beach


WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-11°C
Mostly clear

Minowukaw Beach is rated one of the top inland beaches in Canada. It features very fine sand that is white and almost sparkles in the sun. Some sections of the beach even have sand with a pink hue. Reeds and other woody debris wash up along sections of the shoreline. The shoreline across from and surrounding the beach is very natural and features dense forest giving the lake a natural feel. Candle Lake Provincial Park is split into two sections – highway 120 leads to the eastern half and highway 265 leads to the western side. These highways are connected by Main Street (which is unpaved). Minowuakaw Beach is located in the eastern part of the park. There is a paved parking lot near the swimming area, and another designated parking lot near the boat launch. A wooden walkway bridges the parking lot and beach area.

The depth of the water drops off after a few meters but the bottom remains sandy. The boat launch and swimming area are about half a kilometer apart with a long stretch of beach between them. The beach is over a kilometer in total length. The beach is long and somewhat exposed, so waves from boats and wind can be fairly large. There is a designated swimming area marked by buoys, and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets or ATV’s allowed in the beach area.

The beach is backed by a dense forest with a few walking trails running throughout it. There is a playground near the boat launch, and a basketball court near the beach parking lot. There are outhouses near the boat launch and the beach parking lots. There is a campground nearby for those wishing to stay overnight. Minowukaw Beach is a natural sand dune environment, so the provincial government urges beach-goers to remain on the paths and beach area rather than walking on the local plant life. Angling restrictions apply to Candle Lake so check the provincial regulations before fishing!

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Candle Lake Provincial Park at Minowukaw Beach is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The public, recreational beaches of Saskatchewan are not routinely monitored, sampled or tested for recreational water quality standards and exceedances during the bathing season. Saskatchewan Public Health may sample swimming areas in response to complaints or observed reports. If you have a complaint, please use the "Report Pollution" button in Swim Guide.

North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper has identified swimming locations and added them to Swim Guide. Beaches will remain "Grey" if no reliable water quality data is available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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