Swimming / bathing in Lake Winnipeg

Swimming / bathing in Lake Winnipeg

Lake Winnipeg - swimming and sunbathing in the summer

Each summer, thousands of bathers enjoy the many beautiful beaches along Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Lake Winnipeg Beaches offer something for everyone. The water quality is generally good for swimming, though it can sometimes deteriorate towards the end of hot summer.

Swimming and sunbathing, suntanning on a sandy beach, enjoy the sun

(last year)
At this time, members of the public who swim or have recreational contact with lake water at the Lake Winnipeg south basin beaches are advised to avoid swallowing lake water when playing or swimming, wash your hands before handling food, stay away from the water if you are experiencing digestive or intestinal problems, and reduce exposure to the lake water if water levels are high and the wind is coming from the north. The most common health risks that can occur are gastrointestinal illnesses such as diarrhea, upper respiratory tract, eye, ear, nose or throat infections and skin ailments.

Author: Fredrick Buetefuer