Winagami Lake

High Prairie, Alberta

Just North of High Prairie, Winagami is a popular destination for Anglers, Birders and beach goers alike. Located inside Winagami Lake Provincial Park there is also a pier and lots of walking trails along the beach.

Washrooms, Parking , a playground and day use areas can be found in the Provincial Park Campground.

There is a nice sandy area by the water with a volleyball next along with a wading pool for children. The park also has a small playground area, day use buildings and group camping and single campsites!

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
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC) updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Monitoring Frequency

Winagami Lake is not sampled

Source Information

Alberta Health Services (AHS) monitors beaches across Alberta. Water samples are collected by AHS staff and processed by Alberta Public Laboratories. More information on their monitoring can be found here: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/71f0b5ea-b295-4677-afc6-0905641f0694/resource/372d1058-9c90-4da6-a56e-98395dad4a59/download/alberta-safe-beach-protocol.pdf

When a Water Quality Advisory is issued, a notice is put up on accessible points along the water body/at the beach indicating that the location is unfit for swimming or bathing. In addition, a Water Quality Advisory is issued through the AHS website, local and social media platform. An advisory is rescinded once water quality meets the above standards. Advisories are posted online to https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/bga.aspx, circulated by local media. Appropriate signage is posted around the water body (public beaches, access points, campgrounds, etc). These advisories remain in place for the duration that the health risk persists.

The Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC) does not publish these notification to our Swim Guide pages, nor is Swim Guide able to share monitoring data for Alberta beaches on an ongoing basis as AHS does not share water quality test results with the public. However, the LSWC does take water quality samples at 16 sites across the Lesser Slave Watershed! These sites are not beach-related, but the results affect the quality of water in Lesser Slave Lake. We sample on each tributary that flows into Lesser Slave Lake! Check out or water quality data on our website: https://www.lswc.ca/water_quality_monitoring or on the Mackenzie DataStream portal: https://mackenziedatastream.ca/explore/#/?sort=create_timestamp&active=false&zoom=9.3&lat=55.41375854310891&lng=-115.54655278071537 !

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Winagami Lake

High Prairie, Alberta

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
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC) updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Just North of High Prairie, Winagami is a popular destination for Anglers, Birders and beach goers alike. Located inside Winagami Lake Provincial Park there is also a pier and lots of walking trails along the beach.

Washrooms, Parking , a playground and day use areas can be found in the Provincial Park Campground.

There is a nice sandy area by the water with a volleyball next along with a wading pool for children. The park also has a small playground area, day use buildings and group camping and single campsites!

Monitoring Frequency

Winagami Lake is not sampled

Source Information

Alberta Health Services (AHS) monitors beaches across Alberta. Water samples are collected by AHS staff and processed by Alberta Public Laboratories. More information on their monitoring can be found here: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/71f0b5ea-b295-4677-afc6-0905641f0694/resource/372d1058-9c90-4da6-a56e-98395dad4a59/download/alberta-safe-beach-protocol.pdf

When a Water Quality Advisory is issued, a notice is put up on accessible points along the water body/at the beach indicating that the location is unfit for swimming or bathing. In addition, a Water Quality Advisory is issued through the AHS website, local and social media platform. An advisory is rescinded once water quality meets the above standards. Advisories are posted online to https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/bga.aspx, circulated by local media. Appropriate signage is posted around the water body (public beaches, access points, campgrounds, etc). These advisories remain in place for the duration that the health risk persists.

The Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC) does not publish these notification to our Swim Guide pages, nor is Swim Guide able to share monitoring data for Alberta beaches on an ongoing basis as AHS does not share water quality test results with the public. However, the LSWC does take water quality samples at 16 sites across the Lesser Slave Watershed! These sites are not beach-related, but the results affect the quality of water in Lesser Slave Lake. We sample on each tributary that flows into Lesser Slave Lake! Check out or water quality data on our website: https://www.lswc.ca/water_quality_monitoring or on the Mackenzie DataStream portal: https://mackenziedatastream.ca/explore/#/?sort=create_timestamp&active=false&zoom=9.3&lat=55.41375854310891&lng=-115.54655278071537 !

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