Main Beach - Bell Park

Sudbury, Ontario

Located South of Sudbury’s downtown area, this sandy beach is a popular recreational spot complete with snack bars and functional restrooms. This beach is known for hosting various seasonal events such as the Northern Lights Festival Boreal, Summerfest, and the Sudbury Dragon Boat Races. There is a boardwalk leading along the edge of the waterfront popular for jogging/biking as opposed to swimming and boating in the waters of Ramsey Lake. The site also holds an amphitheatre, two gazebos and a children’s play-area, with free parking available at the Sudbury Canoe Club. Lifeguards are on duty from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. between June 27th to August 19th.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2019. 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 at
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CURRENT WEATHER
-8°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Main Beach - Bell Park is sampled weekly from June 1st to August 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Sudbury District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. Official sampling results are unavailable for this region. The beaches are monitored, but actual sampling schedule and the sample results are unknown. Sampling dates and results are necessary for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper to enter the data into Swim Guide.

Swimming advisories with dates are shared with the public on Swim Guide. If no advisory has been made, it is most likely that those beaches have passed standards for swimming. However, because we cannot specify a sample date or confirm the result we are unfortunately unable to update Swim Guide with data.

Sudbury & District Health Unit posts on their website results from most recent samples. Please visit https://www.sdhu.com/health-topics-programs/water/beaches-splash-pads-pools-spas/beach-water-testing-results for the latest information.

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): ≤ 200 E. coli/100 mL.
Single-sample maximum concentration: ≤ 400 E. coli/100 mL.

(These values replace the previous, more stringent Ontario standard: a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli/100 mL.)

A beach is marked Green when 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/100mL. 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 marked 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 ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL.

Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Main Beach - Bell Park

Sudbury, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2019. 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 at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-8°C
Cloudy

Located South of Sudbury’s downtown area, this sandy beach is a popular recreational spot complete with snack bars and functional restrooms. This beach is known for hosting various seasonal events such as the Northern Lights Festival Boreal, Summerfest, and the Sudbury Dragon Boat Races. There is a boardwalk leading along the edge of the waterfront popular for jogging/biking as opposed to swimming and boating in the waters of Ramsey Lake. The site also holds an amphitheatre, two gazebos and a children’s play-area, with free parking available at the Sudbury Canoe Club. Lifeguards are on duty from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. between June 27th to August 19th.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Main Beach - Bell Park is sampled weekly from June 1st to August 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Sudbury District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. Official sampling results are unavailable for this region. The beaches are monitored, but actual sampling schedule and the sample results are unknown. Sampling dates and results are necessary for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper to enter the data into Swim Guide.

Swimming advisories with dates are shared with the public on Swim Guide. If no advisory has been made, it is most likely that those beaches have passed standards for swimming. However, because we cannot specify a sample date or confirm the result we are unfortunately unable to update Swim Guide with data.

Sudbury & District Health Unit posts on their website results from most recent samples. Please visit https://www.sdhu.com/health-topics-programs/water/beaches-splash-pads-pools-spas/beach-water-testing-results for the latest information.

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): ≤ 200 E. coli/100 mL.
Single-sample maximum concentration: ≤ 400 E. coli/100 mL.

(These values replace the previous, more stringent Ontario standard: a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli/100 mL.)

A beach is marked Green when 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/100mL. 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 marked 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 ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL.

Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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