Grand Beach – East

Grand Marais, Manitoba

East Grand Beach is a one hour drive north from the City of Winnipeg, on Highway 59 to Highway 12. The beach is thought to be one of the best beaches in North America, and attracts thousands of visitors each year with fine, white sand stretching 3 km along Lake Winnipeg, a large freshwater lake. The beach is located within Grand Beach Provincial Park, requiring a 3 day or seasonal park pass which can be purchased at the park entrance. The park provides change rooms and washrooms along the beach front. East Grand Beach is adjacent to a large provincial campground, with over 350 basic and electrified sites.

There are many activities for visitors in the area including fishing, boating, berry picking, bird watching, and hiking. The Piping Plover makes its home on beaches in the area, and volunteers monitor breeding pairs of this threatened bird species. Directly south of the beach is a lagoon, fed by a causeway dividing the eastern and western portions of the beach. This area is home to many wildlife species, and self-guided trails include informational signage on the area’s ecosystem. Historically, Grand Beach was a popular destination by train in the 1920s, with a carousel, dance hall pavilion and live music. The dance hall was destroyed by fire in 1950, but the community has remained a summer hot spot.

Photo Credit: AdolfGalland / Flickr

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2019. 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
4°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Grand Beach – East is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Visit Manitoba.ca/beaches for the most up-to-date information about Manitoba beach water quality.

Manitoba Sustainable Development, has developed the Clean Beaches Program to provide valuable information to the public on how to protect Manitoba’s beautiful beaches and reduce the risk of illness to bathers.

There are about 60 beaches across Manitoba that are routinely monitored each season for E. coli and the presence of algae and the algal toxin microcystin. Beaches that exceed Manitoba’s recreational water quality objectives are posted with advisory signs at the beach and on Manitoba’s beach website at: Manitoba.ca/beaches.

Water quality samples are routinely collected during the summer months. Monitoring typically begins in June and continues at most beaches until the end of August. Frequency of sampling is determined based on recreational intensity, historic bacteria data, or in support of special projects. Swim Guide checks daily from Monday - Friday for E. coli and algae advisories.

If the geometric mean of E. coli samples exceeds Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL and/or when a single sample contains more than 400 bacteria/100 mL the beach is re-sampled.

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is below Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is above Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Grand Beach – East

Grand Marais, Manitoba

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2019. 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
4°C
Cloudy

East Grand Beach is a one hour drive north from the City of Winnipeg, on Highway 59 to Highway 12. The beach is thought to be one of the best beaches in North America, and attracts thousands of visitors each year with fine, white sand stretching 3 km along Lake Winnipeg, a large freshwater lake. The beach is located within Grand Beach Provincial Park, requiring a 3 day or seasonal park pass which can be purchased at the park entrance. The park provides change rooms and washrooms along the beach front. East Grand Beach is adjacent to a large provincial campground, with over 350 basic and electrified sites.

There are many activities for visitors in the area including fishing, boating, berry picking, bird watching, and hiking. The Piping Plover makes its home on beaches in the area, and volunteers monitor breeding pairs of this threatened bird species. Directly south of the beach is a lagoon, fed by a causeway dividing the eastern and western portions of the beach. This area is home to many wildlife species, and self-guided trails include informational signage on the area’s ecosystem. Historically, Grand Beach was a popular destination by train in the 1920s, with a carousel, dance hall pavilion and live music. The dance hall was destroyed by fire in 1950, but the community has remained a summer hot spot.

Photo Credit: AdolfGalland / Flickr

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Grand Beach – East is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Visit Manitoba.ca/beaches for the most up-to-date information about Manitoba beach water quality.

Manitoba Sustainable Development, has developed the Clean Beaches Program to provide valuable information to the public on how to protect Manitoba’s beautiful beaches and reduce the risk of illness to bathers.

There are about 60 beaches across Manitoba that are routinely monitored each season for E. coli and the presence of algae and the algal toxin microcystin. Beaches that exceed Manitoba’s recreational water quality objectives are posted with advisory signs at the beach and on Manitoba’s beach website at: Manitoba.ca/beaches.

Water quality samples are routinely collected during the summer months. Monitoring typically begins in June and continues at most beaches until the end of August. Frequency of sampling is determined based on recreational intensity, historic bacteria data, or in support of special projects. Swim Guide checks daily from Monday - Friday for E. coli and algae advisories.

If the geometric mean of E. coli samples exceeds Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL and/or when a single sample contains more than 400 bacteria/100 mL the beach is re-sampled.

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is below Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is above Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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