Pasqua Lake Beach

Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan

Echo Valley Provincial Park is located in between two lakes that are part of the Qu’Appelle River. Pasqua Lake is on the west side of highway 210, and offers a great beach experience in the beautiful Echo Valley. The public beach area is comprised of coarse sand mixed with rocks and pebbles. The lake bottom has a similar composition, and the water is very clear with no evidence of weeds in the water or washed up on the shoreline. The beach is long, and on the south end there are public boat launch facilities. The shoreline between the beach and the boat launch is a mix of chunks of pavement and sand. There is a designated swimming area marked by buoys, and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets on the beach.

Access to the beach is via Highway 210, which runs between Pasqua Lake and Echo Lake. There are large paved parking lots for the boat launch as well as for the beach. The beach is accessible via a short walk through the park from either lot.

The view from the beach is of the gorgeous Echo Valley on all sides, making this a beautiful place to relax! The beach backs onto a grassy park with several trees and shrubs throughout. There are washroom facilities nearby and seating is available on benches or picnic tables throughout the park. The park also features a beach volleyball court, and a mini-golf course and store are nearby as well. Pasqua Lake is surrounded by several Provincial Park campgrounds for those interested in staying overnight.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 10th, 2021. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 16th, 2021 at 8:42 AM.
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Current Weather
5°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Pasqua Lake Beach is sampled from May 1st to September 1st.

Source Information

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health monitors freshwater beaches across the province of Saskatchewan. Water samples at this beach are processed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

Beaches are monitored at varying frequencies for E. Coli and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) from the end of June to the end of August. There are weekly reports on the beaches’ recreational water quality results posted on the Healthy Beach Program website from July to early September.

Water quality is monitored in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality under Saskatchewan’s Healthy Beach Program.

The levels of E. coli are measured using the most probable number methodology. High levels of E. coli can indicate faecal contamination, which poses human health risks for gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as ear, nose, and throat infections. In accordance with the guidelines, a beach is marked green when a single sample result is less than 400 E. coli organisms in 100 milliliters of water or the geometric mean of five samples is less than or equal to 200 E. coli per 100 milliliters of water. A beach is marked red when a single sample results has greater than 400 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Government of Saskatchewan advises to avoid swimming and in-water activities during water quality advisories. There will be warning signs at the beaches with poor water quality results until the risk to public health is resolved.

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Pasqua Lake Beach

Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 10th, 2021. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 16th, 2021 at 8:42 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
5°C
Mostly clear

Echo Valley Provincial Park is located in between two lakes that are part of the Qu’Appelle River. Pasqua Lake is on the west side of highway 210, and offers a great beach experience in the beautiful Echo Valley. The public beach area is comprised of coarse sand mixed with rocks and pebbles. The lake bottom has a similar composition, and the water is very clear with no evidence of weeds in the water or washed up on the shoreline. The beach is long, and on the south end there are public boat launch facilities. The shoreline between the beach and the boat launch is a mix of chunks of pavement and sand. There is a designated swimming area marked by buoys, and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets on the beach.

Access to the beach is via Highway 210, which runs between Pasqua Lake and Echo Lake. There are large paved parking lots for the boat launch as well as for the beach. The beach is accessible via a short walk through the park from either lot.

The view from the beach is of the gorgeous Echo Valley on all sides, making this a beautiful place to relax! The beach backs onto a grassy park with several trees and shrubs throughout. There are washroom facilities nearby and seating is available on benches or picnic tables throughout the park. The park also features a beach volleyball court, and a mini-golf course and store are nearby as well. Pasqua Lake is surrounded by several Provincial Park campgrounds for those interested in staying overnight.

Monitoring Frequency

Pasqua Lake Beach is sampled from May 1st to September 1st.

Source Information

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health monitors freshwater beaches across the province of Saskatchewan. Water samples at this beach are processed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

Beaches are monitored at varying frequencies for E. Coli and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) from the end of June to the end of August. There are weekly reports on the beaches’ recreational water quality results posted on the Healthy Beach Program website from July to early September.

Water quality is monitored in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality under Saskatchewan’s Healthy Beach Program.

The levels of E. coli are measured using the most probable number methodology. High levels of E. coli can indicate faecal contamination, which poses human health risks for gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as ear, nose, and throat infections. In accordance with the guidelines, a beach is marked green when a single sample result is less than 400 E. coli organisms in 100 milliliters of water or the geometric mean of five samples is less than or equal to 200 E. coli per 100 milliliters of water. A beach is marked red when a single sample results has greater than 400 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Government of Saskatchewan advises to avoid swimming and in-water activities during water quality advisories. There will be warning signs at the beaches with poor water quality results until the risk to public health is resolved.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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