Birds Hill Park Lake Central Beach

Oakbank, Manitoba

Part of Birds Hill Provincial Park, 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 a playground nearby, as well as a public phones and a beach safety station. Swimming is unsupervised. This beach can be accessed from either the East or West Beach parking lots.

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 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 30th, 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 September 10th, 2021 at 9:52 AM.
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Current Weather
-5°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Birds Hill Park Lake Central Beach is sampled from May 1st to October 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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Birds Hill Park Lake Central Beach

Oakbank, 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 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 30th, 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 September 10th, 2021 at 9:52 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
-5°C
Cloudy

Part of Birds Hill Provincial Park, 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 a playground nearby, as well as a public phones and a beach safety station. Swimming is unsupervised. This beach can be accessed from either the East or West Beach parking lots.

Monitoring Frequency

Birds Hill Park Lake Central Beach is sampled from May 1st to October 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

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