Effective Friday, September 17, a province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces. 

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Healthy Beach Program

The Healthy Beach Program helps ensure safe water quality for users of public beaches. Water sampling is typically conducted between June and August, and the information gathered is available to assist the public in making informed decisions when selecting a public swimming area.

Lakes are untreated bodies of water and carry some risk due to pollutants and other environmental factors. Public Health Inspectors respond to water quality issues, including blue green algae (algal blooms) and elevated bacteria levels, to ensure risks are addressed as quickly as possible.

Sampling results are available below and updated weekly between June and September.

For more information about the program, including sampling criteria, please read the Healthy Beach Program FAQ.

To report a health or safety concern at a public beach, contact your local Public Health Inspector.

Please note that closures can happen on evenings or over the weekend and may not be immediately reflected on this website. Please always follow the notifications posted at the beach.

Healthy Beach Sampling Results

Not all public swimming areas in Saskatchewan are monitored every year. Historical data and an environmental health assessment may indicate that only occasional sampling is necessary. For public swimming areas that are deteriorating, more frequent monitoring of the area will occur. This approach allows health officials to concentrate their resources on beaches of questionable quality and respond accordingly. Every public swimming area is sampled at least once every five years.

Factors affecting the microbiological quality of a water body at any given time include type and frequency of contamination events, time of day, recent weather conditions, number of users of the water body, and physical characteristics of the area. Selection of sampling areas and time of sampling is affected by length of bathing area, presence and frequency of point and non-point sources of faecal contamination, influences of local weather, physical characteristics of the bathing area, and presence of bathers.


Water is suitable
for swimming.
  Recreational water is considered to be microbiologically safe for swimming when single sample result contains less than 400 E.coli organisms in 100 millilitres (mLs) of water, when the average (geometric mean) of five samples is under 200 E.coli/100 mLs, and/or when significant risk of illness is absent.
Caution. Algal blooms observed.
  A potential blue-green algal bloom was observed in the immediate area. Water at this beach may be unsafe for people and pets. Swimming is not recommended; contact with beach and access to facilities is not restricted. Resampling of the recreational water is required.
Water is not suitable
for swimming.
  A single sample result containing ≥400 E.coli/100 mLs, an average (geometric mean) of five samples is >200 E.coli/100 mLs, an exceedance of the guideline value for cyanobacteria or their toxins >20 µg/L and/or a cyanobacteria bloom has been reported.
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1. Far North

Information updated September 2, 2021

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
Far North West Zone
First Mustus Lake July 27, 2021 E. coli = 0.32/100mL
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Matheson Lake August 17, 2021 E. coli = 1.70/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Waterhen Lake August 17, 2021 E. coli = 3.32/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Buffalo Narrows Beach August 25, 2021 E. coli = 0.43/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg.L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Anglers Trail Resort Beach August 10, 2021 E. coli = 1.61/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Far North East Zone
Jan Lake Beach August 18, 2021 E. coli = 0.58/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
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2. North

Information updated September 2, 2021

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
North West Zone
Emerald Lake July 20, 2021 E. coli = 0.15/100mL
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Kivimaa-Moonlight Bay* July 6, 2021 E. coli = 11.04/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L

Water is suitable
for swimming.

Golden Sands* July 6, 2021 E. coli = not available
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L
Missing data.
Status not available.
Sandy Beach Regional Park* August 3, 2021 E. coli = 1.77/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg.L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
North Central Zone
Neis Beach July 27, 2021 E. coli = 0.32/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Sunset Bay Beach July 27, 2021 E. coli = 1.41/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Sunnyside Beach July 19, 2021 E. coli = 0/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Murray's Point Beach July 19, 2021 E. coli = 0/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
McPhail Cove Beach July 19, 2021 E. coli = 0.74/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Birch Bay Beach July 19, 2021 E. coli = not available;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Missing data.
Status not available.
July 26, 2021 E. coli = 2/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1
µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
 
Lac La Peche Beach July 21, 2021

E. coli = 0.32/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L

Water is suitable
for swimming.
Wakaw Lake Beach August 23, 2021 E. coli = 1.17/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Domremy Beach August 23, 2021 E. coli = 0.32/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Poplar Beach August 23, 2021

E. coli = 5.06/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L

Water is suitable
for swimming.
Lucien Lake Beach July 20, 2021 E. coli = 0.52/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Anglin Lake Beach* July 26, 2021 E. coli = 0/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1µg/L
 Water is suitable
for swimming.
Martin's Lake Beach July 21, 2021 E. coli = 0.32/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Chitek Lake Beach July 20, 2021 E. coli = 0/100mL
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
North East Zone
Barrier Ford Beach July 13, 2021 E. coli = 1.17/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
St. Brieux Beach August 17, 2021 E. coli = 1.93/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Kipabiskau Regional Park* July 13, 2021 E. coli = 0.74/100mL
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.

* Not part of the 2021 Beach Sample Program, result per complaint follow up.

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3. Central

Information updated September 2, 2021

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
Central West Zone
Danielson's Visitor Centre Beach June 22, 2021 E. coli = 9.77/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 26, 2021 E. coli = 24.22/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 30, 2021 E. coli = 2.06/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µ/L
Palliser Beach August 12, 2021 E. coli = 1.55/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Central East Zone
Rowans Ravine Beach June 22, 2021 E. coli = 69.76/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 12, 2021 E. coli = 91.3/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L
August 30, 2021 E. coli = 100.89/100mL;
Microcystin <01 µg/L
Annie Laurie Beach July 6, 2021 E. coli = 1.99/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Good Spirit Provincial Park August 5, 2021 E. coli = 16.17/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
 Water is suitable
for swimming.
Last Mountain Lake Beach July 12, 2021 E. coli = 5.42/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
KC Beach August 24, 2021 E. coli = 15.42/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Leslie Beach August 5, 2021 E. coli = 48.23/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
 Water is suitable
for swimming.
Pickerel Point Beach August 24, 2021 E. coli = 0.89/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Leroy Leisureland Beach August 16, 2021 E. coli = 1.91/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Stoney Beach* July 20, 2021 E. coli = 11.25/100mL
Microcystin - <0.1 µg/L
Caution.
Algal blooms
observed.

* Not part of the 2021 Beach Sample Program, result per complaint follow-up.

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4. Saskatoon Zone

Information updated September 2, 2021

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
Aspen Grove Beach* August 3, 2021 E. coli = 23.86/100mL;
Microcystin 9.4 µg/L
Caution.
Algal blooms
observed.

*Not part of the 2021 Beach Sample Program, result per complaint follow-up.

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5. Regina Zone

Information updated September 2, 2021

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
Regina Beach June 23, 2021 E. coli = 26.79/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 19, 2021 E. coli = 5.54/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 11, 2021 E. coli = 13.16/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Lumsden Beach June 24, 2021 E. coli = 25.19/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 18, 2021 E. coli = 32.99/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 16, 2021 E. coli = 110.65/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Sorenson Beach June 28, 2021 E. coli = 12.69/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 26, 2021 E. coli = 2.47/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 30, 2021 E. coli = 1.72/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Sundale Beach June 21, 2021 E. coli = 3.04/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 27, 2021 E. coli = 54.64/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 30, 2021 E. coli = 10.97/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
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6. South

Information updated September 2, 2021

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
South West Zone
Ona's Beach August 10, 2021 E. coli = 0.43/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
South Central Zone
Buffalo Pound Beach July 14, 2021  E. coli = 5.71/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
South East Zone
Fort Campground Beach July 20, 2021  E. coli = 19.89/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
August 31, 2021 E. coli = 0.43/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Pasqua Lake Beach July 13, 2021 E. coli = 1.55/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
August 10, 2021 E. coli = 230.96/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is not
suitable
for swimming.
August 12, 2021 E. coli = 7.55/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
August 13, 2021 E. coli = 2.76/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Echo Provincial Park Beach July 6, 2021 E. coli = 1.61/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
August 12, 2021 E. coli = 8.15/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Katepwa Beach June 30, 2021 E. coli = 8.63/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 6, 2021 E. coli = 0.43/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
July 13, 2021 E. coli = 4.58/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L
July 20, 2021  E. coli = 8.69/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
July 27, 2021 E. coli = 27.67/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 3, 2021 E. coli = 2.78/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 10, 2021 E. coli = 2.03/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 17, 2021 E. coli = 0.64/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 24, 2021 E. coli = 4.66/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 31, 2021

E. coli = 10.04/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L

B-Say-Tah Beach June 30, 2021 E. coli = 0.52/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 26, 2021 E. coli = 7.73/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 31, 2021 E. coli = 4.97/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Katepwa Camp Beach August 3, 2021 E. coli = 1.76/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Moose Bay Beach July 26, 2021 E. coli = 4.46/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Mainprize Beach July 5, 2021 E. coli = 2.78/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Moosomin Regional Park Beach July 27, 2021 E. coli = 15.07/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Oyama Regional Park July 13, 2021 E. coli = 1.99/100mL;
Microcystin pending
Water is suitable
for swimming.

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