Winnipeg Beach

Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba

This beach is found in Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park along the shores of Lake Winnipeg. It is 2 km of white sand, with boardwalk running the length of the main beach. There is a bandstand where you can hear live music summer weekends. The resort community offers many services including a grocery store, restaurants, a marina and gas. There are tennis and volleyball courts, picnic grounds and modern washrooms.

There is also a 40 m high riveted steel water tower, a striking visual landmark to the south of the beach. It was built in 1928 to provide pressurized water for the CPR steam locomotives and ?re protection services for the resort's facilities, though out of use today. The Provincial Park runs a 120 site campground next to the community of Winnipeg beach. Like Grand Beach, Winnipeg Beach also had a large dance hall, and weekend visitors would arrive on the train weekend evenings, riding home on the “Moonlight Special”, the last train to depart.

Photo Credit: Michael C. Berch / 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 29th, 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 September 3th, 2019 at 12:47 PM.
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Current Weather
17°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Winnipeg 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.

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

Winnipeg Beach

Winnipeg 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 29th, 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 September 3th, 2019 at 12:47 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
17°C
Mostly clear

This beach is found in Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park along the shores of Lake Winnipeg. It is 2 km of white sand, with boardwalk running the length of the main beach. There is a bandstand where you can hear live music summer weekends. The resort community offers many services including a grocery store, restaurants, a marina and gas. There are tennis and volleyball courts, picnic grounds and modern washrooms.

There is also a 40 m high riveted steel water tower, a striking visual landmark to the south of the beach. It was built in 1928 to provide pressurized water for the CPR steam locomotives and ?re protection services for the resort's facilities, though out of use today. The Provincial Park runs a 120 site campground next to the community of Winnipeg beach. Like Grand Beach, Winnipeg Beach also had a large dance hall, and weekend visitors would arrive on the train weekend evenings, riding home on the “Moonlight Special”, the last train to depart.

Photo Credit: Michael C. Berch / Wikimedia

Monitoring Frequency

Winnipeg 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.

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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