St. Malo Reservoir Beach

Saint Malo, Manitoba

St. Malo Provincial Park is considered to be one of southern Manitoba's better-kept secrets. Popular with families, friends, and groups, it accomodates a serviced campground and picnic areas. The wide soft-sand beaches offer plenty of space, with volleyball courts, picnic tables and concession stands nearby. Powerboats are prohibited, making the lake quiet and well-loved by canoeists and boardsailers. Paddle boat rentals are also available on the beaches, and a sailboard launch is just outside of the swimming area. Parking and modern washrooms are also nearby. Once out of the water, Rat River dam and dyke, the source of the Reservoir, are available for exploration, and a network of trails go around the lake and into the aspen forest.

Photo Credit: AJ Batac / Wikimedia

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 26th, 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 3:14 PM.
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Current Weather
11°C
A few clouds
Monitoring Frequency

St. Malo Reservoir 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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St. Malo Reservoir Beach

Saint Malo, 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 26th, 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 3:14 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
11°C
A few clouds

St. Malo Provincial Park is considered to be one of southern Manitoba's better-kept secrets. Popular with families, friends, and groups, it accomodates a serviced campground and picnic areas. The wide soft-sand beaches offer plenty of space, with volleyball courts, picnic tables and concession stands nearby. Powerboats are prohibited, making the lake quiet and well-loved by canoeists and boardsailers. Paddle boat rentals are also available on the beaches, and a sailboard launch is just outside of the swimming area. Parking and modern washrooms are also nearby. Once out of the water, Rat River dam and dyke, the source of the Reservoir, are available for exploration, and a network of trails go around the lake and into the aspen forest.

Photo Credit: AJ Batac / Wikimedia

Monitoring Frequency

St. Malo Reservoir 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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