Belwood Lake

Belwood, Ontario

Belwood Lake was created in 1942 with the construction of the Shand Dam. Visitors can stand on the top deck of the dam and enjoy a view of the Grand River valley below. The lake is 12km long, offering excellent swimming, boating, fishing and water sport amenities. Facilities include washrooms throughout the conservation area, group picnic areas and a boat launch. Belwood Lake is also ideal for ice-fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter months.

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 at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 15th, 2019. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 21st, 2019 at 9:48 AM.
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Current Weather
19°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Belwood Lake is sampled weekly from January 1st from September 1st.

Source Information

In 2017, Public Health Units with Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) beaches in their jurisdiction, in consultation with the conservation authority, reviewed the GRCA beach management program and made the decision to discontinue water quality testing by public health units at GRCA beaches.

These beaches are located within three health units in Waterloo Region, Brant County and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph. GRCA will continue sampling every two weeks in the months of July and August and post results, along with the amount of rain fallen, on the GRCA website (https://apps.grandriver.ca/beachconditions/public/beachconditions.aspx). Swim Guide checks this website whenever sample information is updated during the swimming season.In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli / 100mL. A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100 mL. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Water Quality Graph

Belwood Lake

Belwood, Ontario

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 at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 15th, 2019. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 21st, 2019 at 9:48 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
19°C
Cloudy

Belwood Lake was created in 1942 with the construction of the Shand Dam. Visitors can stand on the top deck of the dam and enjoy a view of the Grand River valley below. The lake is 12km long, offering excellent swimming, boating, fishing and water sport amenities. Facilities include washrooms throughout the conservation area, group picnic areas and a boat launch. Belwood Lake is also ideal for ice-fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter months.

Monitoring Frequency

Belwood Lake is sampled weekly from January 1st from September 1st.

Source Information

In 2017, Public Health Units with Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) beaches in their jurisdiction, in consultation with the conservation authority, reviewed the GRCA beach management program and made the decision to discontinue water quality testing by public health units at GRCA beaches.

These beaches are located within three health units in Waterloo Region, Brant County and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph. GRCA will continue sampling every two weeks in the months of July and August and post results, along with the amount of rain fallen, on the GRCA website (https://apps.grandriver.ca/beachconditions/public/beachconditions.aspx). Swim Guide checks this website whenever sample information is updated during the swimming season.In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli / 100mL. A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100 mL. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Water Quality Graph

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