Brereton Lake Beach

Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba

Brereton Beach offers the best of fun-in-the-sun recreation: swimming, canoeing, sailing and hiking. Part of Whiteshell Provincial Park, the Brereton Beach campground offers 8 electrical and 18 non-serviced sites and a playground, change rooms and picnic shelters within the campground area. North of the lake is the Amisk Hiking Trail, a 4.8km loop through scenic forest and over rock edges to a calm spot of the Rennie River. Not far from this spot is the Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary where bird lovers can get up close to the numerous Canada geese. Though unsupervised, the beach is sandy and close to the cook shelter. A boat launch is also available; the lake is popular with motor boats and canoes alike, as well as fishers aiming for crappies, walleye and perch. For those who plan on enjoying an extended stay, a grocery store, laundromat and restaurant are not far, located at the Brereton Lake Resort.

Photo Credit: Mark Evans / Flickr

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 12th, 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
2°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Brereton Lake Beach is sampled monthly from May 16th to August 20th

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

Brereton Lake Beach

Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba

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 12th, 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
2°C
Cloudy

Brereton Beach offers the best of fun-in-the-sun recreation: swimming, canoeing, sailing and hiking. Part of Whiteshell Provincial Park, the Brereton Beach campground offers 8 electrical and 18 non-serviced sites and a playground, change rooms and picnic shelters within the campground area. North of the lake is the Amisk Hiking Trail, a 4.8km loop through scenic forest and over rock edges to a calm spot of the Rennie River. Not far from this spot is the Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary where bird lovers can get up close to the numerous Canada geese. Though unsupervised, the beach is sandy and close to the cook shelter. A boat launch is also available; the lake is popular with motor boats and canoes alike, as well as fishers aiming for crappies, walleye and perch. For those who plan on enjoying an extended stay, a grocery store, laundromat and restaurant are not far, located at the Brereton Lake Resort.

Photo Credit: Mark Evans / Flickr

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Brereton Lake Beach is sampled monthly from May 16th to August 20th

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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