Birthdays and Blue Flag: Canadians have lots to celebrate this summer

May 17, 2017 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

This summer we have a lot to celebrate: not only is it Canada’s 150th birthday, but the international Blue Flag program is turning 30….Read More


The 2017 Blue Flag jury: A preview

Feb 01, 2017 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

We’re often asked how we decide which beaches and marinas get the Blue Flag award. The answer is, we don’t—a jury decides. Communities apply…Read More


Environmental Victories: Safeguarding Canada’s Freshwater

Nov 04, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag, Great Lakes

With winter nearing, it’s a good time to look back at what we’ve achieved together this past year. And what a busy year it’s…Read More


Bees, Birds, and Butterflies: The Importance of Pollinators on Beaches

Oct 27, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

Whether on farmland or sandy beaches, pollinators, like bees and butterflies, play a vital role in growing the flowers and plants we enjoy and…Read More


Out of Mind but Not out of Sight: The Beach Litter Problem

Sep 15, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

You’re at your favourite beach, wiggling your toes in the sand and suddenly you cut your toe on a piece of glass. You look…Read More


Freshwater Beaches: A Relic of the Past?

Aug 30, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

This summer, millions of Canadians head to Blue Flag beaches, taking advantage of long hot days. Bags are packed, coolers dragged, sunscreen slathered and…Read More


Five Reasons to Vote for us as Toronto's Best Enviro Group

Aug 23, 2016 by Tim Ehlich ()

Categories: Blue Flag, Climate Change, Energy East, Greenbelt, Toxics

Toronto has a lot to offer – amazing food, music, art and some fantastic environmental groups. Toronto-based NOW Magazine is inviting readers to vote…Read More


What is a Natural Beach?

Aug 22, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

Every summer, Canadians across the country head to beaches to beat the heat for some fun in the sun. However, beaches are more than…Read More


Blue Flag can help you find a clean beach to swim at this summer

Jul 22, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

Nothing says summer like long days spent at the beach – sunbathing, building sandcastles, and walking along the boardwalk are the perfect way to…Read More


Photo contest invites Canadians to show how Life’s a Beach

Jun 29, 2016 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: Blue Flag

Summer is finally here! And there’s no better place to spend the lazy, hazy days soaking up the sun than at a beach near…Read More