Birds Hill Park Lake East Beach

Oakbank, Manitoba

Part of Birds Hill Provincial Park which is home to a mix of different landscapes and to a variety of wildlife. Named after James Curtis Bird, the lake was originally a single 80 acre lake. Birds Hill Lake has since been divided into 2 portions; the smaller southern portion is now a stocked lake (with rainbow and brown trout) called Kingfisher Lake, ideal for fishing. Only the northern shore of Birds Hill Lake is designated for swimming. As it is located less than a half hour from Winnipeg, its shores can get very crowded in the summer months. There are washrooms and pit toilets nearby, as well as parking and a water supply. Swimming is unsupervised.

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 25th, 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 August 28th, 2020 at 7:33 PM.
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Current Weather
29°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Birds Hill Park Lake East Beach is sampled bi-weekly from June 16th to 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

Birds Hill Park Lake East Beach

Oakbank, 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 August 25th, 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 August 28th, 2020 at 7:33 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
29°C
Mostly clear

Part of Birds Hill Provincial Park which is home to a mix of different landscapes and to a variety of wildlife. Named after James Curtis Bird, the lake was originally a single 80 acre lake. Birds Hill Lake has since been divided into 2 portions; the smaller southern portion is now a stocked lake (with rainbow and brown trout) called Kingfisher Lake, ideal for fishing. Only the northern shore of Birds Hill Lake is designated for swimming. As it is located less than a half hour from Winnipeg, its shores can get very crowded in the summer months. There are washrooms and pit toilets nearby, as well as parking and a water supply. Swimming is unsupervised.

Monitoring Frequency

Birds Hill Park Lake East Beach is sampled bi-weekly from June 16th to 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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