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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 September, 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 >10 µg/L and/or a cyanobacteria bloom has been reported.
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1. Far North

Information updated June 22, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled. 

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
Far North West Zone
South Flotten Lake Campground                         
Howe Bay Campground        
Greig Lake Public Beach       
Buffalo Narrows Beach       
Murray Doell Campground       
War Veteran's Park Beach  
     
Far North East Zone
Wadin Bay Beach      
La Ronge Beach        
Morin Lake Regional Park 
     
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2. North

Information updated June 22, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled. 

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
North West Zone
Atton’s Lake Regional Park    
Suffern Lake Regional Park      
Silver Lake Regional Park      
Little Fishing Lake Beach      
Peck Lake Campground      
Turtle Lake Sunset View Beach      
Battlefords Provincial Park      
Memorial Lake Regional Park      
Meeting Lake Regional Park      
North Central Zone
Wakaw Lake Regional Park      
Poplar Beach June 14, 2022 E.coli =82.53/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Sturgeon Lake Regional Park      
Anderson Point Campground      
Minnowaka Beach      
Sandy Bay Campground      
North East Zone
Little Bear Beach    
Smits Beach      
St. Brieux Beach      
Greenwater Beach      
Kipabiskau Regional Park      
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3. Central

Information updated June 22, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled. 

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
Central West Zone
Danielson’s Visitor Centre    
San Crystal Bay/Sunset Beach      
Prairie Lake Regional Park       
Sask Landing (Cottonwood Beach)      
Central East Zone
Marean Lake       
Lady Beach       
Annie Laurie Beach       
Sandy Beach       
Canora Beach       
Bird’s Point Beach       
West End Resort       
Sunset Beach       
Last Mountain Lake Beach      
York Lake Regional Park       
Camp Whitesand Beach       
Leroy Leisureland Beach       
Stoney Beach       
Carlton Trail Regional Park       
Ministik Beach       
Lovering Lake Beach       
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4. Saskatoon Zone

Information updated June 22, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled. 

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
Aspen Grove Beach                       
Kevin Misfeldt Beach      
Thode Subdivision Beach      
Pike Lake Beach       
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5. Regina Zone

Information updated June 22, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled. 

Recreational Area Date Sample Results
Regina Beach                     
Lumsden Beach
Sorenson Beach
Sundale Beach
Pelican Pointe       

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6. South

Information updated June 22, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled. 

Recreational Area Date Sample Results                    
South West Zone
Cabri Regional Park       
South East Zone
Boundary Dam Beach      
Nickle Lake Regional Park      
Moose Creek Regional Park      
Fort Campground Beach       
Pasqua Lake Beach       
Echo Provincial Park Beach      
Katepwa Beach       
B-Say-Tah Beach       
Echo Bible Camp Beach       
Camp Lutherland      
Camp Monahan       
Moosomin Regional Park        
Circle Square Ranch Beach       
Fieldstone Campground        
Welwyn Centennial Regional Park       
South Central Zone
Buffalo Pound Beach       
Camp Elim Beach       

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