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

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

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 23th, 2021. 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 27th, 2021 at 3:12 PM.
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Current Weather
10°C
Chance of heavy rain
Monitoring Frequency

Brereton Lake Beach is sampled from May 1st to September 1st.

Source Information

Sites in Manitoba are monitored by the Province of Manitoba, Agriculture and Resource Development in cooperation with Manitoba Health.

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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Water Quality Graph

Brereton Lake Beach

Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

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 23th, 2021. 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 27th, 2021 at 3:12 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
10°C
Chance of heavy rain

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 from May 1st to September 1st.

Source Information

Sites in Manitoba are monitored by the Province of Manitoba, Agriculture and Resource Development in cooperation with Manitoba Health.

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.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

  Beach Location Water Quality
Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba
Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba
Whiteshell, Manitoba
Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba
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