Gull Harbour Beach

Division No. 18, Unorganized, East Part, Manitoba

Located on a peninsula just under three hours north of Winnpeg, Gull Harbour Beach is a sandy white beach on the northern tip of Hecla Island, part of Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park. The area is mixed forest with birch, fir and aspen. There is a full service provincially-run campground, and Provincial Park Permits are required for all visitors. Swimming is unsupervised. The beach has a marina with a fuel station, playgrounds, modern washrooms and outhouses and a concession stand. For recreation, there are tennis and volleyball courts near the beach, and an 18 hole golf course within walking distance. Hiking and bike trails and historic lighthouses on the eastern point of the harbour.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 30th, 2020. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 2nd, 2020 at 8:04 PM.
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Current Weather
20°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Gull Harbour Beach is sampled weekly from June 8th to October 1st.

Source Information

Visit Manitoba.ca/beaches for the most up-to-date information about Manitoba beach water quality.
Report algal blooms in Manitoba at forms.gov.mb.ca/algal_report/index.html.


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

Gull Harbour Beach

Division No. 18, Unorganized, East Part, Manitoba

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 30th, 2020. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 2nd, 2020 at 8:04 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
20°C
Clear and sunny

Located on a peninsula just under three hours north of Winnpeg, Gull Harbour Beach is a sandy white beach on the northern tip of Hecla Island, part of Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park. The area is mixed forest with birch, fir and aspen. There is a full service provincially-run campground, and Provincial Park Permits are required for all visitors. Swimming is unsupervised. The beach has a marina with a fuel station, playgrounds, modern washrooms and outhouses and a concession stand. For recreation, there are tennis and volleyball courts near the beach, and an 18 hole golf course within walking distance. Hiking and bike trails and historic lighthouses on the eastern point of the harbour.

Monitoring Frequency

Gull Harbour Beach is sampled weekly from June 8th to October 1st.

Source Information

Visit Manitoba.ca/beaches for the most up-to-date information about Manitoba beach water quality.
Report algal blooms in Manitoba at forms.gov.mb.ca/algal_report/index.html.


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

  Beach Location Water Quality
Riverton, Manitoba
Riverton, Manitoba
Riverton, Manitoba
Hecla, Manitoba
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