Victoria Beach (Red Cross Dock)

Victoria Beach, Manitoba

This soft sandy beach in the heart of the Victoria Beach summer resort gives you access to a sheltered bay, which is a great alternative for safe swimming to the west-facing beaches nearby when wind and waves are high. Victoria Beach was named after Queen Victoria, and is home to over 200 permanent residents. In July and August, 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. 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 sports field behind this beach and a playground for kids close by. There is a portage washroom across the road and a small village to get ice cream, a light lunch and a great bakery. There is a nearby golf course, and the beach has a marina and yacht club. The town hosts an annual Summer Winds Family Music Festival.

From this beach, you can see a large pier which is a great place to drop a fishing line. On weekdays in July and August, you will share this beach with swimmers young and old in the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program, and you may be lucky enough to see windsurfers or a sailor launch a Catamaran or Laser sailboat. While the water of Lake Winnipeg always lives up to its Aboriginal name ‘Muddy Waters’, its actually harmless silt, but when a green algal bloom appears after a hot spell, it’s best not to swim. The forest along this bay turns magnificent colours in the fall so it’s always worth a trip to see the boreal forest turn from green to gold after summer ends.

Photo Credit: Shahnoor Habib Munmun / Wikimedia

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 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 August 28th, 2019 at 4:35 PM.
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Current Weather
8°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Victoria Beach (Red Cross Dock) 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.

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.

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Victoria Beach (Red Cross Dock)

Victoria Beach, 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 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 August 28th, 2019 at 4:35 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
8°C
Cloudy

This soft sandy beach in the heart of the Victoria Beach summer resort gives you access to a sheltered bay, which is a great alternative for safe swimming to the west-facing beaches nearby when wind and waves are high. Victoria Beach was named after Queen Victoria, and is home to over 200 permanent residents. In July and August, 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. 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 sports field behind this beach and a playground for kids close by. There is a portage washroom across the road and a small village to get ice cream, a light lunch and a great bakery. There is a nearby golf course, and the beach has a marina and yacht club. The town hosts an annual Summer Winds Family Music Festival.

From this beach, you can see a large pier which is a great place to drop a fishing line. On weekdays in July and August, you will share this beach with swimmers young and old in the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program, and you may be lucky enough to see windsurfers or a sailor launch a Catamaran or Laser sailboat. While the water of Lake Winnipeg always lives up to its Aboriginal name ‘Muddy Waters’, its actually harmless silt, but when a green algal bloom appears after a hot spell, it’s best not to swim. The forest along this bay turns magnificent colours in the fall so it’s always worth a trip to see the boreal forest turn from green to gold after summer ends.

Photo Credit: Shahnoor Habib Munmun / Wikimedia

Monitoring Frequency

Victoria Beach (Red Cross Dock) 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.

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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