Plage des Cantons

Magog, Quebec
Managed by The Swim Guide

La Plage des Cantons is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2020 season*.

La Plage des Cantons is a municipally operated sandy beach situated on the majestic Lake Memphremagog. Magog-Orford is one of the largest tourist regions in the Eastern Townships (Estrie). Lifeguards are on duty during the entire bathing season from late June until early September. This beach has access to ramps, toilet facilities and reserved parking for people with disabilities. There are picnic tables, a food stand and a restaurant (Lady of the Lake), as well as various touristic, cultural and environmental activities. The beach access is free of charge, but there is a parking fee.

Plage des Cantons is situated next to the Cherry River Marsh, or Le Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises; this marsh contributes directly to the beach's high water quality. Today, the marsh constitutes one of the most important wetland areas in the Lake Memphremagog watershed. It is also becoming a popular place to walk and appreciate the beauty of nature.

In 1997, Les Amis du Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises (LAMRAC) was created with the mission to preserve, maintain, and develop the marsh area, and to raise public awareness about the importance of sound management of the site. They opened an elaborate Environmental Interpretation Center in the summer of 2011. It is a green-building, incorporating solar and geothermal energy, recycled materials and a roof garden. It provides educational games and interactive panels for all, a space for environmental conferences or activities for children, storytellers and environmentally friendly products. The center promotes the importance of wetlands to the health of the ecosystem and water quality.

*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.

For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca

Photo by Marcel Lemieux

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 29th, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 2nd, 2020 at 1:13 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Monitoring Frequency

Plage des Cantons is sampled weekly from June 8th from September 5th.

Source Information

Le Ville de Magog, Division environnement est responsable de l’échantillonnage de l'eau des trois plages de Magog. La période d’échantillonnage pour es trois plages de Magog commencent le 8 Juin et fini la 31 août. Toutes les semaines, pendant la période estivale, les résultats des prélèvements attestant la qualité de l’eau sur les trois plages de Magog sont diffusés et peuvent être consultés ici: https://www.ville.magog.qc.ca/culture-sports-communaute/sports-loisirs/#1562087810995-fd33d945-0aa8.

La qualité de l'eau est évaluée comme suit:
A: Excellente = 0 a 20 UFC / 100ml
B : Bonne = 21 a 100 UFC/ 100ml,
C : Passable = 101 a 200 UFC/ 100ml
D : Polluée = 201 et + ou si plus de 10% des echantillons d’un prelevenment est superieur a 400*.

Fermeture de plages: Un avis d’interdiction de baignade est affiché lorsque la moyenne géométrique des échantillons prélevés dépasse 200 UFC / 100 mL ou si 10% des echantillons d’un prelevenment est superieur a 400*. Pour de plus amples renseignements, visitez: www.theswimguide.org/learn. Mise à jour par Swim Drink Fish.

The Ville de Magog, Environment Division is responsible for sample the water at the three beaches in Magog. The water at the beaches is sampled weekly on Mondays starting June 8th until August 31st, 2020. Results are posted on Swim Guide by Wednesday of the same week.

The water is tested for E. coli and is rated as follows:
A: Excellent = 0 to 20 CFU / 100ml
B: Good = 20 - 100 CFU / 100 ml
C: Passable = 101 - 200 CFU / 100ml
D: Polluted = 201 + or if more than 10% of the sample results is higher than 400 CFU / 100ml.

A “no swimming advisory” is posted at beaches when the geometric mean of the samples is above 200 CFU / 100 mL or if 10% of the sample results are higher than 400 CFU / 100ml. For more information, visit www.theswimguide.org/learn and https://www.ville.magog.qc.ca/culture-sports-communaute/sports-loisirs/#1562087810995-fd33d945-0aa8. Beach water quality data is updated for Magog beaches by Swim Drink Fish.

Water Quality Graph

Plage des Cantons

Magog, Quebec
Managed by The Swim Guide

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 29th, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 2nd, 2020 at 1:13 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

La Plage des Cantons is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2020 season*.

La Plage des Cantons is a municipally operated sandy beach situated on the majestic Lake Memphremagog. Magog-Orford is one of the largest tourist regions in the Eastern Townships (Estrie). Lifeguards are on duty during the entire bathing season from late June until early September. This beach has access to ramps, toilet facilities and reserved parking for people with disabilities. There are picnic tables, a food stand and a restaurant (Lady of the Lake), as well as various touristic, cultural and environmental activities. The beach access is free of charge, but there is a parking fee.

Plage des Cantons is situated next to the Cherry River Marsh, or Le Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises; this marsh contributes directly to the beach's high water quality. Today, the marsh constitutes one of the most important wetland areas in the Lake Memphremagog watershed. It is also becoming a popular place to walk and appreciate the beauty of nature.

In 1997, Les Amis du Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises (LAMRAC) was created with the mission to preserve, maintain, and develop the marsh area, and to raise public awareness about the importance of sound management of the site. They opened an elaborate Environmental Interpretation Center in the summer of 2011. It is a green-building, incorporating solar and geothermal energy, recycled materials and a roof garden. It provides educational games and interactive panels for all, a space for environmental conferences or activities for children, storytellers and environmentally friendly products. The center promotes the importance of wetlands to the health of the ecosystem and water quality.

*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.

For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca

Photo by Marcel Lemieux

Monitoring Frequency

Plage des Cantons is sampled weekly from June 8th from September 5th.

Source Information

Le Ville de Magog, Division environnement est responsable de l’échantillonnage de l'eau des trois plages de Magog. La période d’échantillonnage pour es trois plages de Magog commencent le 8 Juin et fini la 31 août. Toutes les semaines, pendant la période estivale, les résultats des prélèvements attestant la qualité de l’eau sur les trois plages de Magog sont diffusés et peuvent être consultés ici: https://www.ville.magog.qc.ca/culture-sports-communaute/sports-loisirs/#1562087810995-fd33d945-0aa8.

La qualité de l'eau est évaluée comme suit:
A: Excellente = 0 a 20 UFC / 100ml
B : Bonne = 21 a 100 UFC/ 100ml,
C : Passable = 101 a 200 UFC/ 100ml
D : Polluée = 201 et + ou si plus de 10% des echantillons d’un prelevenment est superieur a 400*.

Fermeture de plages: Un avis d’interdiction de baignade est affiché lorsque la moyenne géométrique des échantillons prélevés dépasse 200 UFC / 100 mL ou si 10% des echantillons d’un prelevenment est superieur a 400*. Pour de plus amples renseignements, visitez: www.theswimguide.org/learn. Mise à jour par Swim Drink Fish.

The Ville de Magog, Environment Division is responsible for sample the water at the three beaches in Magog. The water at the beaches is sampled weekly on Mondays starting June 8th until August 31st, 2020. Results are posted on Swim Guide by Wednesday of the same week.

The water is tested for E. coli and is rated as follows:
A: Excellent = 0 to 20 CFU / 100ml
B: Good = 20 - 100 CFU / 100 ml
C: Passable = 101 - 200 CFU / 100ml
D: Polluted = 201 + or if more than 10% of the sample results is higher than 400 CFU / 100ml.

A “no swimming advisory” is posted at beaches when the geometric mean of the samples is above 200 CFU / 100 mL or if 10% of the sample results are higher than 400 CFU / 100ml. For more information, visit www.theswimguide.org/learn and https://www.ville.magog.qc.ca/culture-sports-communaute/sports-loisirs/#1562087810995-fd33d945-0aa8. Beach water quality data is updated for Magog beaches by Swim Drink Fish.

Water Quality Graph

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