Lake Annette and Lake Edith Beaches in Jasper National Park

near Jasper, Alberta

Lake Annette Beach is quite simply one of most spectacular beach settings one can find. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains and close to the Town of Jasper, the beach itself is sandy with a large grassy area and picnic tables. The lake is fed glacially and is referred to as a kettle (a depression created by a large piece of glacier being pressed into the earth by the material above it and melting with the receding glacier).

The beach and lake are easy to access. Lake Edith, which hosts smaller beaches, offers more shade and is only one parking lot away or a short walk.

Photo credit to Herz.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper 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
13°C
A mix of sun and clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Lake Annette and Lake Edith Beaches in Jasper National Park is sampled from May 30th to August 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Privately monitored beaches are not monitored by AHS. Currently, no standardized guidelines for private monitoring exist.

Thus, the Swim Guide does not have current water quality data for beach locations listed as “private.” However, when we receive information that a beach is closed or otherwise unsuitable for swimming, we communicate this with AHS and share the information on the Swim Guide.

We receive notice of a private beach being closed, or “posted,” through one of two means:

An advisory is posted on Alberta Health Services website
We receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide user

We will always list a beach as “posted” when we receive notice of a watershed being contaminated. As well, we communicate this knowledge to AHS if it has been received by a Swim Guide user.

In 2016, AHS is hoping to have standardized guidelines for monitoring water quality. As this information becomes available, we will share it with Swim Guide users.

Monitoring Status

Privately monitored beaches will always posted as “No Data” unless we have received notice that the beach or location is closed.

A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) is less than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) are equal to or greater than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Lake Annette and Lake Edith Beaches in Jasper National Park

near Jasper, Alberta

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper 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
13°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Lake Annette Beach is quite simply one of most spectacular beach settings one can find. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains and close to the Town of Jasper, the beach itself is sandy with a large grassy area and picnic tables. The lake is fed glacially and is referred to as a kettle (a depression created by a large piece of glacier being pressed into the earth by the material above it and melting with the receding glacier).

The beach and lake are easy to access. Lake Edith, which hosts smaller beaches, offers more shade and is only one parking lot away or a short walk.

Photo credit to Herz.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Lake Annette and Lake Edith Beaches in Jasper National Park is sampled from May 30th to August 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Privately monitored beaches are not monitored by AHS. Currently, no standardized guidelines for private monitoring exist.

Thus, the Swim Guide does not have current water quality data for beach locations listed as “private.” However, when we receive information that a beach is closed or otherwise unsuitable for swimming, we communicate this with AHS and share the information on the Swim Guide.

We receive notice of a private beach being closed, or “posted,” through one of two means:

An advisory is posted on Alberta Health Services website
We receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide user

We will always list a beach as “posted” when we receive notice of a watershed being contaminated. As well, we communicate this knowledge to AHS if it has been received by a Swim Guide user.

In 2016, AHS is hoping to have standardized guidelines for monitoring water quality. As this information becomes available, we will share it with Swim Guide users.

Monitoring Status

Privately monitored beaches will always posted as “No Data” unless we have received notice that the beach or location is closed.

A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) is less than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) are equal to or greater than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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