Laurentian Beach

Copper Cliff, Ontario

Laurentian Beach is located on the northeast shoreline of Nepahwin Lake. It is a private beach for students at Laurentian University. This beach is ideal for students looking to relax in a secluded, relatively quiet outdoor space. Laurentian Beach can be accessed on foot from the university via trails from Thornloe College. This student sanctuary is not supervised by lifeguards so those who decided to go swimming should very careful as the water gets deep quickly. Nepahwin Lake is a freshwater lake, naturally formed by glaciers over 10 000 years ago and is one of the deepest lakes within Sudbury. The name Nepahwin is derived from an old native term meaning “sleeping lake” which was voted in by the community on August 4th 1949.

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
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2018. 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 September 4th, 2018 at 3:22 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Laurentian 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.

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Laurentian Beach

Copper Cliff, Ontario

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
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2018. 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 September 4th, 2018 at 3:22 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Laurentian Beach is located on the northeast shoreline of Nepahwin Lake. It is a private beach for students at Laurentian University. This beach is ideal for students looking to relax in a secluded, relatively quiet outdoor space. Laurentian Beach can be accessed on foot from the university via trails from Thornloe College. This student sanctuary is not supervised by lifeguards so those who decided to go swimming should very careful as the water gets deep quickly. Nepahwin Lake is a freshwater lake, naturally formed by glaciers over 10 000 years ago and is one of the deepest lakes within Sudbury. The name Nepahwin is derived from an old native term meaning “sleeping lake” which was voted in by the community on August 4th 1949.

Monitoring Frequency

Laurentian 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.

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