Victoria Beach (Clubhouse Area)

Victoria Beach, Manitoba

Here’s your chance to swim in the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world! Water all the way from the Rocky Mountains to Lake Superior and the USA, gathers here for recreation and fishing, and then whooshes it along the mighty Nelson and Hayes rivers on its way to Hudson Bay. You cannot see the opposite shore from this beach, it’s that big! The white sands reach up into the deep green boreal forest that rings the shores of this summer resort. Clubhouse Beach has a gradual entrance into the water that is especially good for kids, but woe betides anyone who attempts to swim when the waves are big because the undertow is extremely dangerous and there are no lifeguards.

Photo Credit: Shahnoor Habib Munmun / Wikimedia
During periods of prolonged summer heat, the lake may spike a coating of green algae that is best to avoid. The beach is behind the community clubhouse, which has served summer residents since the resort was developing in 1925. Access for non-residents takes a bit of work In July and August, as Victoria Beach becomes a walking and cycling only community. Visitors may park for a fee in the Victoria Beach Parking Lot beside Highway 59 North, and walk or bike along Arthur Road approximately 800 m to the beach. Fortunately, the walk to this beach takes you past a general store and a great little bakery so picnics are no problem. The beach is unsupervised, and serviced by portable washrooms. There are no official picnic areas or municipal facilities, but there is a baseball field and tennis courts. There is a nearby golf course, and the beach has a marina and yacht club. Victoria Beach was named after Queen Victoria, and is home to over 200 permanent residents.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 26th, 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
3°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Victoria Beach (Clubhouse Area) 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

Victoria Beach (Clubhouse Area)

Victoria Beach, Manitoba

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 26th, 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
3°C
Chance of heavy rain

Here’s your chance to swim in the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world! Water all the way from the Rocky Mountains to Lake Superior and the USA, gathers here for recreation and fishing, and then whooshes it along the mighty Nelson and Hayes rivers on its way to Hudson Bay. You cannot see the opposite shore from this beach, it’s that big! The white sands reach up into the deep green boreal forest that rings the shores of this summer resort. Clubhouse Beach has a gradual entrance into the water that is especially good for kids, but woe betides anyone who attempts to swim when the waves are big because the undertow is extremely dangerous and there are no lifeguards.

Photo Credit: Shahnoor Habib Munmun / Wikimedia
During periods of prolonged summer heat, the lake may spike a coating of green algae that is best to avoid. The beach is behind the community clubhouse, which has served summer residents since the resort was developing in 1925. Access for non-residents takes a bit of work In July and August, as Victoria Beach becomes a walking and cycling only community. Visitors may park for a fee in the Victoria Beach Parking Lot beside Highway 59 North, and walk or bike along Arthur Road approximately 800 m to the beach. Fortunately, the walk to this beach takes you past a general store and a great little bakery so picnics are no problem. The beach is unsupervised, and serviced by portable washrooms. There are no official picnic areas or municipal facilities, but there is a baseball field and tennis courts. There is a nearby golf course, and the beach has a marina and yacht club. Victoria Beach was named after Queen Victoria, and is home to over 200 permanent residents.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Victoria Beach (Clubhouse Area) 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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