Bell Park Main Beach

Sudbury, Ontario

Bell Park Main Beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2020 season*.

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.

*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.

For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca

Photo by: Manfred Haukenfrers

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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 24th, 2020. 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 24th, 2020 at 4:09 PM.
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Current Weather
29°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

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

Source Information

The Sudbury and Districts Public Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. 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 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

Bell Park Main Beach

Sudbury, Ontario

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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 24th, 2020. 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 24th, 2020 at 4:09 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
29°C
Mostly clear

Bell Park Main Beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2020 season*.

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.

*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.

For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca

Photo by: Manfred Haukenfrers

Monitoring Frequency

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

Source Information

The Sudbury and Districts Public Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. 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 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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