Caddy Lake Beach

Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba

Caddy Lake, part of Whiteshell Provincial Park and named after J.S. Caddy, a construction engineer with the Canadian Pacific Railway, is famous for its 3 canoe routes; Caddy Lake, Whiteshell River and Mantario. On the Caddy Lake route, paddlers can travel through rock tunnels constructed from the days of the establishment of the railroad that connect the lake to South and North Cross Lakes. These routes are also accessible by motorboat. A boat launch is available, along with group and picnic areas. Boat, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available nearby. The area is also known for good fishing along the rocky shores; common catches include walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike and yellow perch. The Lily Pond, just west of the lake, and the McGillivray Falls and Whiteshell River self-guided hiking trails also offer other recreational opportunities. Image credits: @alexreece via Instagram.

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 29th, 2022. 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 7th, 2022 at 8:52 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Caddy 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

Caddy 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 29th, 2022. 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 7th, 2022 at 8:52 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Caddy Lake, part of Whiteshell Provincial Park and named after J.S. Caddy, a construction engineer with the Canadian Pacific Railway, is famous for its 3 canoe routes; Caddy Lake, Whiteshell River and Mantario. On the Caddy Lake route, paddlers can travel through rock tunnels constructed from the days of the establishment of the railroad that connect the lake to South and North Cross Lakes. These routes are also accessible by motorboat. A boat launch is available, along with group and picnic areas. Boat, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available nearby. The area is also known for good fishing along the rocky shores; common catches include walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike and yellow perch. The Lily Pond, just west of the lake, and the McGillivray Falls and Whiteshell River self-guided hiking trails also offer other recreational opportunities. Image credits: @alexreece via Instagram.

Monitoring Frequency

Caddy 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

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