Biinaagami is a multimedia, change-provoking initiative rooted in Indigenous knowledges. Through ceremony, mapping, inclusive storytelling, augmented reality, experiential learning, community water hubs and ecosystem restoration, Biinaagami aims to rebuild just and healthy relations between wildlife, people and place in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed.
Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
This status is based on the latest sample, take on August 16th, 2023
Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as
test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide
on August 23rd at 1:32 PM.
Port Stanley Little Beach is sampled
Water Quality Graph:
About Port Stanley Little Beach
Port Stanley Little Beach is located in the eastern part of Port Stanley not far from Main Beach, and is best suited for families with small children. The beach has shallow water and is well protected by the east berm making it more secluded. Little Beach boasts a sandy beach stretching 185 metres long. Parking and port-a-potty bathrooms can be found just off Main Street.
Photo by Catherine Thompson
Southwestern Public Health samples beaches weekly from mid June to the end of August. Samples are typically taken on Monday and results are posted 24-48 hours after). When the information is posted online, Swim Drink Fish updates Swim Guide.
As of 2018, Ontario beaches are following the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018, and the Recreational Water Protocol, 2018, for geometric mean and single-sample maximum parameters. These are now equivalent to those set out in the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality – Third Edition, 2012: Geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples): below 200 E. coli/100 mL, Single-sample maximum concentration: below 400 E. coli/100 mL. (These values replace the previous, more stringent Ontario standard: a geometric mean of less than 100 E. coli/100 mL.) A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and the single sample value is below 400 E.coli/100 mL. A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and/or exceeds the single sample value of 400 E.coli/100mL. A beach is Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available. DISCLAIMER: Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of below 100 E. coli /100 mL. Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration below 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of below 400 E. coli /100 mL.