Splashpads, Beaches, and Water Testing
Lifeguard supervision and water quality testing takes place between July 1 and August 31 each year.
The unsupervised beaches are Malay Falls, Dingle beach, Blackrock Beach, Kinsmen beach and Government Wharf.
Municipal staff regularly test the water quality for bacteria levels at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as one unsupervised beach, during the summer months (July 1 - August 31). Know your swimming limitations if you choose to swim in unsupervised bodies of water. Always swim with a buddy in supervised areas and adults should never leave children unsupervised in the water.
Click here for information on Algae Blooms
Malay Falls will continue to be tested, even though unsupervised.
The four other unsupervised beaches (Dingle beach, Blackrock beach, Kinsmen beach and Government Wharf) will not have water quality testing this summer.
Read more for information on water testing by helicopter on March 31, 2021.
Beach washroom or change room facilities
Washrooms and change rooms are available at the following beaches at the hours listed. These facilities open on the long weekend in May and close at the end of September each year.
- Albro Lake Beach: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
- Chocolate Lake Beach: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
- Birch Cove Beach: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Penhorn Beach: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
For information on beach closures, call our summer aquatics line at 902.490.5458.