Barrie Centennial Park

Barrie, Ontario

Centennial Park has a sandy beach that stretches 400 metres on the shores of Lake Simcoe. This park is kid-friendly with it's jungle gym and playground, grassy area for picnics, and trees if you're looking for shade. There are three parking lots off of Lakeshore Drive that allow users to access the beach. The middle lot has, by far, the most spaces.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Green Beaver Company 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
-6°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 8 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to September. When sample results are shared online, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. Municipal health authorities monitor most public beaches. Provincial park beaches are monitored by Ontario Parks. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Barrie Centennial Park

Barrie, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Green Beaver Company 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
-6°C
Mostly clear

Centennial Park has a sandy beach that stretches 400 metres on the shores of Lake Simcoe. This park is kid-friendly with it's jungle gym and playground, grassy area for picnics, and trees if you're looking for shade. There are three parking lots off of Lakeshore Drive that allow users to access the beach. The middle lot has, by far, the most spaces.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 8 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to September. When sample results are shared online, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. Municipal health authorities monitor most public beaches. Provincial park beaches are monitored by Ontario Parks. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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