Lester Beach

Bélair, Manitoba

Just north of Grand Beach is the community of Lester Beach off Highway 59. The beach is a 5 minute drive south of Belair, Manitoba on Lakeshore Road. This is a quiet area with many summer cottages. There are rental accommodations in Lester Beach and a general store and restaurant in Belair, but no other visitor amenities in the community itself. Lester beach is fine, white sand beach bordered by mixed forests. Swimming is unsupervised. The south end of the beach connects to the Grand Beach hiking trails.

Photo Credit: Daryl Sawatzky / Flickr

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 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 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 4th, 2020 at 8:24 PM.
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Current Weather
28°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Lester Beach is sampled weekly from June 7th 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

Lester Beach

Bélair, 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 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 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 4th, 2020 at 8:24 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
28°C
Clear and sunny

Just north of Grand Beach is the community of Lester Beach off Highway 59. The beach is a 5 minute drive south of Belair, Manitoba on Lakeshore Road. This is a quiet area with many summer cottages. There are rental accommodations in Lester Beach and a general store and restaurant in Belair, but no other visitor amenities in the community itself. Lester beach is fine, white sand beach bordered by mixed forests. Swimming is unsupervised. The south end of the beach connects to the Grand Beach hiking trails.

Photo Credit: Daryl Sawatzky / Flickr

Monitoring Frequency

Lester Beach is sampled weekly from June 7th 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

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