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Blue Flag beaches must have excellent water quality. Tests have to be taken frequently and 80% of results must meet the provincial standard. In Ontario the standard is 100 cfu/100 ml. Elsewhere in Canada the standard is 200 cfu/100 ml.

Excluding Ontario

Range of readings:

0 – 200

Safe to swim.

Latest test indicates this beach met provincial standards for swimming.

Range of readings:

201 +

Unsafe to swim.

Latest test indicates E.coli at this beach exceeds provincial standards. Swim at your own risk.

For Ontario Only

Range of readings:

0 – 100

Safe to swim.

Latest test indicates this beach met provincial standards for swimming.

Range of readings:

101 +

Unsafe to swim.

Latest test indicates E.coli at this beach exceeds provincial standards. Swim at your own risk.

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