Grand Beach – West

Grand Marais, Manitoba

West Grand Beach has been a favourite Manitoba holiday destination since 1916. It is Manitoba's “little piece of paradise on the prairies”, and Lake Winnipeg’s most popular beach with some weekends seeing tens of thousands of visitors. The beach boardwalk was built in the early 1930s - great for an afternoon stroll. The beach is located within Grand Beach Provincial Park, requiring a 3 day or seasonal park pass which can be purchased at the park entrance. As with many beaches on Lake Winnipeg, it has fine, white sand and a very gradual descent into deeper water. The beach extends for 3 km along the waterfront, framed by high sand dunes. A pedestrian bridge joins West and East Grand Beach, which is divided by a causeway and adjacent lagoon, home to many wildlife species and self-guided trails. The busy resort area also offers boating and water sports, including windsurfing. In addition to beach walks, hikers may explore nature trails in Grand Beach Provincial Park, where you may see the rare Pileated Woodpecker and, during the summer, the Piping Plover. Historically, Grand Beach was a popular destination by train in the 1920s, with a carousel, dance hall pavilion and live music. The dance hall was destroyed by fire in 1950, but the community has remained a summer hot spot.

Water quality samples are collected from West Grand Beach twice a week.

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
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Current Weather
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Monitoring Frequency

Grand Beach – West is not sampled

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

Grand Beach – West

Grand Marais, 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
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
12°C
A few clouds

West Grand Beach has been a favourite Manitoba holiday destination since 1916. It is Manitoba's “little piece of paradise on the prairies”, and Lake Winnipeg’s most popular beach with some weekends seeing tens of thousands of visitors. The beach boardwalk was built in the early 1930s - great for an afternoon stroll. The beach is located within Grand Beach Provincial Park, requiring a 3 day or seasonal park pass which can be purchased at the park entrance. As with many beaches on Lake Winnipeg, it has fine, white sand and a very gradual descent into deeper water. The beach extends for 3 km along the waterfront, framed by high sand dunes. A pedestrian bridge joins West and East Grand Beach, which is divided by a causeway and adjacent lagoon, home to many wildlife species and self-guided trails. The busy resort area also offers boating and water sports, including windsurfing. In addition to beach walks, hikers may explore nature trails in Grand Beach Provincial Park, where you may see the rare Pileated Woodpecker and, during the summer, the Piping Plover. Historically, Grand Beach was a popular destination by train in the 1920s, with a carousel, dance hall pavilion and live music. The dance hall was destroyed by fire in 1950, but the community has remained a summer hot spot.

Water quality samples are collected from West Grand Beach twice a week.

Monitoring Frequency

Grand Beach – West is not sampled

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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