Plage Parlee Beach

Shediac, New Brunswick

Parlee Beach, home to the warmest salt waters in Canada, is one of New Brunswick’s most popular recreational areas. The beach is a part of Parlee Provincial Park, which was named in honour of T. Babbitt Parlee, the former Minister of Municipal Affairs, who died in an airplane crash in 1957. The popular beach features a supervised swimming area, restaurant, canteen, picnic area, change houses, showers, washrooms, and a playground. Throughout the summer months, there is a variety of activities that take place at Parlee Beach including volleyball, football, ultimate Frisbee, and sand sculpture competitions.

La plage de Parlee, qui abrite les eaux salées les plus chaudes du Canada, est l’une des aires récréatives les plus populaires du Nouveau-Brunswick. Cette plage fait partie du parc provincial de Parlee, qui a été nommé ainsi en l’honneur de T. Babbitt Parlee, ancien ministre des Affaires municipales décédé dans un accident d’avion en 1957. Cette plage populaire comprend une zone de baignade, un restaurant, une cantine, une aire de pique-nique, un vestiaire, des douches, des toilettes ainsi qu’un terrain de jeux. Durant les mois d’été, diverses activités ont lieu à la plage de Parlee, dont des tournois de volleyball, de football et de disque volant suprême ainsi que des concours de sculptures de sable.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . CCNB/Fundy Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Plage Parlee Beach is sampled daily from May 25th to October 9th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) is responsible for the oversight of sample collection for the purpose of compliance monitoring and ensuring proper training is provided. The following technical information was obtained directly from the Parlee Beach Water Monitoring Protocol, and provides a brief overview of sampling procedures, as they are relevant to Swim Guide.

For detailed technical information, please visit DELG’s website (http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/ParleeBeach.html).

Within one week prior to the opening of the beach for the swimming/bathing season, one set of five (5) samples shall be collected to confirm water quality. During the swimming season, water samples shall be collected daily (7 days per week). Five (5) water samples shall be collected from the designated swimming area at approximately 200m intervals. Water samples shall be collected, as practically as is possible, at the same time each day.

The samples are collected and analyzed for Enterococci and Escherichia coli (E.coli), by an accredited laboratory. The results are received by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH) and interpreted based on the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality.

Upon receiving the results, OCMOH posts the results online (http://beaches.gnb.ca/en/SamplingLocation/Index). Meanwhile, the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture (THC) is responsible for physically updating Informative Beach Signs at designated areas.

For Enterococci, the guidelines state that the geometric mean of the 5 samples must be equal to or less than 35 Enterococci/100 ml and all single samples must be equal to or less than 70 Enterococci/100 ml.

For E.coli, the geometric mean of the 5 samples must be equal to or less than 200 E.coli/100 ml and all single samples must be equal to or less than 400 E.coli/100 ml.

Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of cfu (colony forming units) per 100 ml.

There is a two (2) day delay between the sample collection date and the posting of results. This is due to the time is takes to collect the samples, send them to the lab, and complete the analysis. On occasion, the collection of all required samples may not be possible due to weather/environmental conditions, safety concerns or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.

Posting to Swim Guide:

The Fundy Baykeeper is responsible for communicating the results to Swim Guide through the app and website. Please note that the Fundy Baykeeper and Swim Guide are not affiliated with DELG, OCMOH, or TCH.

Parlee Beach is marked Green on Swim Guide when the geometric mean and all single samples meet the criteria for both Enterococci and E.coli.

Parlee Beach is marked Red on Swim Guide when the geometric mean or a single sample exceeds the criteria for Enterococci and E.coli. A beach will also be marked Red on Swim Guide if rainfall exceeds 10 mm within the previous 24 hour period.

Parlee Beach is marked Grey on Swim Guide when there are no current results available online, or there is no information available on the government website.

Please note that the protocol is subject to annual review, thus content on Swim Guide will be updated accordingly. For more detailed information on the water quality at Parlee Beach, please visit the official page (http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/ParleeBeach.html).

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Plage Parlee Beach

Shediac, New Brunswick

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . CCNB/Fundy Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Parlee Beach, home to the warmest salt waters in Canada, is one of New Brunswick’s most popular recreational areas. The beach is a part of Parlee Provincial Park, which was named in honour of T. Babbitt Parlee, the former Minister of Municipal Affairs, who died in an airplane crash in 1957. The popular beach features a supervised swimming area, restaurant, canteen, picnic area, change houses, showers, washrooms, and a playground. Throughout the summer months, there is a variety of activities that take place at Parlee Beach including volleyball, football, ultimate Frisbee, and sand sculpture competitions.

La plage de Parlee, qui abrite les eaux salées les plus chaudes du Canada, est l’une des aires récréatives les plus populaires du Nouveau-Brunswick. Cette plage fait partie du parc provincial de Parlee, qui a été nommé ainsi en l’honneur de T. Babbitt Parlee, ancien ministre des Affaires municipales décédé dans un accident d’avion en 1957. Cette plage populaire comprend une zone de baignade, un restaurant, une cantine, une aire de pique-nique, un vestiaire, des douches, des toilettes ainsi qu’un terrain de jeux. Durant les mois d’été, diverses activités ont lieu à la plage de Parlee, dont des tournois de volleyball, de football et de disque volant suprême ainsi que des concours de sculptures de sable.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Plage Parlee Beach is sampled daily from May 25th to October 9th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) is responsible for the oversight of sample collection for the purpose of compliance monitoring and ensuring proper training is provided. The following technical information was obtained directly from the Parlee Beach Water Monitoring Protocol, and provides a brief overview of sampling procedures, as they are relevant to Swim Guide.

For detailed technical information, please visit DELG’s website (http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/ParleeBeach.html).

Within one week prior to the opening of the beach for the swimming/bathing season, one set of five (5) samples shall be collected to confirm water quality. During the swimming season, water samples shall be collected daily (7 days per week). Five (5) water samples shall be collected from the designated swimming area at approximately 200m intervals. Water samples shall be collected, as practically as is possible, at the same time each day.

The samples are collected and analyzed for Enterococci and Escherichia coli (E.coli), by an accredited laboratory. The results are received by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH) and interpreted based on the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality.

Upon receiving the results, OCMOH posts the results online (http://beaches.gnb.ca/en/SamplingLocation/Index). Meanwhile, the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture (THC) is responsible for physically updating Informative Beach Signs at designated areas.

For Enterococci, the guidelines state that the geometric mean of the 5 samples must be equal to or less than 35 Enterococci/100 ml and all single samples must be equal to or less than 70 Enterococci/100 ml.

For E.coli, the geometric mean of the 5 samples must be equal to or less than 200 E.coli/100 ml and all single samples must be equal to or less than 400 E.coli/100 ml.

Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of cfu (colony forming units) per 100 ml.

There is a two (2) day delay between the sample collection date and the posting of results. This is due to the time is takes to collect the samples, send them to the lab, and complete the analysis. On occasion, the collection of all required samples may not be possible due to weather/environmental conditions, safety concerns or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.

Posting to Swim Guide:

The Fundy Baykeeper is responsible for communicating the results to Swim Guide through the app and website. Please note that the Fundy Baykeeper and Swim Guide are not affiliated with DELG, OCMOH, or TCH.

Parlee Beach is marked Green on Swim Guide when the geometric mean and all single samples meet the criteria for both Enterococci and E.coli.

Parlee Beach is marked Red on Swim Guide when the geometric mean or a single sample exceeds the criteria for Enterococci and E.coli. A beach will also be marked Red on Swim Guide if rainfall exceeds 10 mm within the previous 24 hour period.

Parlee Beach is marked Grey on Swim Guide when there are no current results available online, or there is no information available on the government website.

Please note that the protocol is subject to annual review, thus content on Swim Guide will be updated accordingly. For more detailed information on the water quality at Parlee Beach, please visit the official page (http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/ParleeBeach.html).

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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