Bal Harbour

Grimsby, Ontario

As of summer 2011, water quality at this beach is no longer monitored. Bal Harbour Beach is part of a residential neighborhood located on the Waterfront Trail in Grimsby, Ontario. The beach hosts an annual Polar Bear Dip on New Year’s Day where shivering souls, both old and young, brave the cold weather to show their support for McNally House Hospice. Bal Harbour is a great place to watch the sunrise.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
-3°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Bal Harbour is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Niagara Region Public Health Services samples beaches weekly from Victoria Day to Labour Day When the information is posted on the Niagara Region Public Health Services website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 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

Bal Harbour

Grimsby, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
-3°C
Cloudy

As of summer 2011, water quality at this beach is no longer monitored. Bal Harbour Beach is part of a residential neighborhood located on the Waterfront Trail in Grimsby, Ontario. The beach hosts an annual Polar Bear Dip on New Year’s Day where shivering souls, both old and young, brave the cold weather to show their support for McNally House Hospice. Bal Harbour is a great place to watch the sunrise.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Bal Harbour is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Niagara Region Public Health Services samples beaches weekly from Victoria Day to Labour Day When the information is posted on the Niagara Region Public Health Services website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 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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