Couchiching Beach

Orillia, Ontario

Couchiching Beach is a sandy beach that is part of a 14.5-acre park in Orillia. Concession stands, picnic tables and pavilions, trails, and washroom facilities are all found here at the park. Lots of special events take place at Couchiching Beach Park throughout the year. In the winter, you'll find an outdoor skating rink!

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
21°C
A few clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Couchiching Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 8th

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

Couchiching Beach

Orillia, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
21°C
A few clouds

Couchiching Beach is a sandy beach that is part of a 14.5-acre park in Orillia. Concession stands, picnic tables and pavilions, trails, and washroom facilities are all found here at the park. Lots of special events take place at Couchiching Beach Park throughout the year. In the winter, you'll find an outdoor skating rink!

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Couchiching Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 8th

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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