Bonnie Lake Recreation Area Beach

Smoky Lake, Alberta

Bonnie Lake is a smaller, shallow lake located close to the town of Vilna. It is a popular lake in the area for recreational use. The recreational area features a boat launch, a campground, picnic area, playground, and fish cleaning station. The lake is shallow, allowing for extensive beds of aquatic vegetation. This provides nesting habitat for many species of waterfowl.

Photo credit Mack Male. Flickr.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 7th, 2016. 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, 2016 at 2:41 PM.
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Current Weather
-13°C
A few clouds
Monitoring Frequency

Bonnie Lake Recreation Area Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st from September 1st.

Source Information

Privately monitored beaches are not monitored by AHS. Currently, no standardized guidelines for private monitoring exist.

Thus, the Swim Guide does not have current water quality data for beach locations listed as “private.” However, when we receive information that a beach is closed or otherwise unsuitable for swimming, we communicate this with AHS and share the information on the Swim Guide. We receive notice of a private beach being closed, or “posted,” through one of two means:An advisory is posted on Alberta Health Services websiteWe receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide userWe will always list a beach as “posted” when we receive notice of a watershed being contaminated. As well, we communicate this knowledge to AHS if it has been received by a Swim Guide user. In 2016, AHS is hoping to have standardized guidelines for monitoring water quality. As this information becomes available, we will share it with Swim Guide users. Monitoring StatusPrivately monitored beaches will always posted as “No Data” unless we have received notice that the beach or location is closed. A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) is less than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) are equal to or greater than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

Water Quality Graph

Bonnie Lake Recreation Area Beach

Smoky Lake, Alberta

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 7th, 2016. 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, 2016 at 2:41 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
-13°C
A few clouds

Bonnie Lake is a smaller, shallow lake located close to the town of Vilna. It is a popular lake in the area for recreational use. The recreational area features a boat launch, a campground, picnic area, playground, and fish cleaning station. The lake is shallow, allowing for extensive beds of aquatic vegetation. This provides nesting habitat for many species of waterfowl.

Photo credit Mack Male. Flickr.

Monitoring Frequency

Bonnie Lake Recreation Area Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st from September 1st.

Source Information

Privately monitored beaches are not monitored by AHS. Currently, no standardized guidelines for private monitoring exist.

Thus, the Swim Guide does not have current water quality data for beach locations listed as “private.” However, when we receive information that a beach is closed or otherwise unsuitable for swimming, we communicate this with AHS and share the information on the Swim Guide. We receive notice of a private beach being closed, or “posted,” through one of two means:An advisory is posted on Alberta Health Services websiteWe receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide userWe will always list a beach as “posted” when we receive notice of a watershed being contaminated. As well, we communicate this knowledge to AHS if it has been received by a Swim Guide user. In 2016, AHS is hoping to have standardized guidelines for monitoring water quality. As this information becomes available, we will share it with Swim Guide users. Monitoring StatusPrivately monitored beaches will always posted as “No Data” unless we have received notice that the beach or location is closed. A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) is less than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) are equal to or greater than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

Water Quality Graph

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