Sandy Bar Beach

Riverton, Manitoba

Sandy Bar Beach is in the Interlake on Lake Winnipeg, 5.5 km east of the full service community of Riverton, Manitoba. It is 130 km north of Winnipeg on Highway 8, on Provincial Road 329. The beach is natural, with no development other than the road that takes you there. A long sand bar extends out into the Lake, giving the beach its name. Pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of this remote shoreline!

Considered an important bird area of Canada, Sandy Bar Beach is excellent for viewing waterfowl. The ring billed gull nests at Sandy Bar Beach. The sandy beach is also an ideal swimming spot. The nearby town of Riverton was orginally Aboriginal hunting grounds, then was settled by Icelandic explorers in 1876. The town of Riverton has a heritage museum to learn more about the area's history and culture.

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
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 6th, 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 July 10th, 2020 at 12:35 PM.
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Current Weather
30°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Sandy Bar Beach is sampled weekly from June 8th from 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

Sandy Bar Beach

Riverton, 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
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 6th, 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 July 10th, 2020 at 12:35 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
30°C
Clear and sunny

Sandy Bar Beach is in the Interlake on Lake Winnipeg, 5.5 km east of the full service community of Riverton, Manitoba. It is 130 km north of Winnipeg on Highway 8, on Provincial Road 329. The beach is natural, with no development other than the road that takes you there. A long sand bar extends out into the Lake, giving the beach its name. Pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of this remote shoreline!

Considered an important bird area of Canada, Sandy Bar Beach is excellent for viewing waterfowl. The ring billed gull nests at Sandy Bar Beach. The sandy beach is also an ideal swimming spot. The nearby town of Riverton was orginally Aboriginal hunting grounds, then was settled by Icelandic explorers in 1876. The town of Riverton has a heritage museum to learn more about the area's history and culture.

Monitoring Frequency

Sandy Bar Beach is sampled weekly from June 8th from 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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