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.

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 27th, 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 August 28th, 2019 at 4:33 PM.
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Current Weather
-6°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Sandy Bar Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st from 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

Sandy Bar Beach

Riverton, Manitoba

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 27th, 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 August 28th, 2019 at 4:33 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
-6°C
Cloudy

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 1st from 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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