Falcon Lake (Main Beach)

Whiteshell, Manitoba

Reputedly named for the Metis poet/songwriter Pierre Falcon (1793-1876), Falcon Lake is known for clear, deep water and access to an excellent self-guided interpretive trail along Falcon Creek. Other multi-use trails wind through the parks and are frequented by runner, cyclists, hikers and cross country skiers. The adjacent town offers recreational activities ranging from golf to horseback riding to lawn bowling. On the west end of the lake, Falcon Beach campground of Whiteshell Provincial Park offers basic, electrical, and full-serviced sites. It is the site of Whiteshell's Family Fishing Weekend (look out for northern pike, bass, and walleye) and the campground's visitor services centre, which offers concessions as well as bathrooms and changing facilities. Parking is available very close to the beach and a boat launch is available. The location is ideal for families; though swimming is unsupervised, a playground a picnic shelters are right at the beach.

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 June 14th, 2020. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 18th, 2020 at 12:24 AM.
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Current Weather
28°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Falcon Lake (Main Beach) is sampled weekly from June 14th from October 1st.

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

Falcon Lake (Main Beach)

Whiteshell, 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 at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 14th, 2020. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 18th, 2020 at 12:24 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
28°C
Mostly clear

Reputedly named for the Metis poet/songwriter Pierre Falcon (1793-1876), Falcon Lake is known for clear, deep water and access to an excellent self-guided interpretive trail along Falcon Creek. Other multi-use trails wind through the parks and are frequented by runner, cyclists, hikers and cross country skiers. The adjacent town offers recreational activities ranging from golf to horseback riding to lawn bowling. On the west end of the lake, Falcon Beach campground of Whiteshell Provincial Park offers basic, electrical, and full-serviced sites. It is the site of Whiteshell's Family Fishing Weekend (look out for northern pike, bass, and walleye) and the campground's visitor services centre, which offers concessions as well as bathrooms and changing facilities. Parking is available very close to the beach and a boat launch is available. The location is ideal for families; though swimming is unsupervised, a playground a picnic shelters are right at the beach.

Monitoring Frequency

Falcon Lake (Main Beach) is sampled weekly from June 14th from October 1st.

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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