Waubuno Beach

Parry Sound, Ontario

Waubuno Beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2020 season*.

Waubuno Beach is located in the town of Parry Sound on the Georgian Bay shoreline. This sandy beach can be accessed from Prospect Street and is commonly referred to as "New Town Beach" by locals. The beach has a buoyed swimming area and has lifeguard supervision (from Canada Day until Labour Day Weekend) so it is a great place for families. There is also a playground, snack bar, washroom and change facilities, and free parking. The beach gets its name from the Algonquin word for "black magician" or "sorcerer".

*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.

For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca

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
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 19th, 2021. 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 August 6th, 2021 at 10:15 AM.
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Current Weather
-13°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks
Monitoring Frequency

Waubuno Beach is sampled weekly from June 15th to August 30th.

Source Information

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit monitors beaches from mid-June to early September. For the 2020 season, all beaches are monitored monthly starting on June 15, 2020. Beaches are sampled on Monday and the results are available on Wednesday. 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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Waubuno Beach

Parry Sound, 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
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 19th, 2021. 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 August 6th, 2021 at 10:15 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
-13°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks

Waubuno Beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2020 season*.

Waubuno Beach is located in the town of Parry Sound on the Georgian Bay shoreline. This sandy beach can be accessed from Prospect Street and is commonly referred to as "New Town Beach" by locals. The beach has a buoyed swimming area and has lifeguard supervision (from Canada Day until Labour Day Weekend) so it is a great place for families. There is also a playground, snack bar, washroom and change facilities, and free parking. The beach gets its name from the Algonquin word for "black magician" or "sorcerer".

*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.

For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca

Monitoring Frequency

Waubuno Beach is sampled weekly from June 15th to August 30th.

Source Information

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit monitors beaches from mid-June to early September. For the 2020 season, all beaches are monitored monthly starting on June 15, 2020. Beaches are sampled on Monday and the results are available on Wednesday. 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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