Ready, set, SNAP! The #BlueFlagPhotoContest is NOW OPEN on Instagram!

Jul 20, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Communications Manager)

Categories: Blue Flag

Canadian summers may be short lived, but boy do we know how to make them count! And there’s no better way to show that…Read More


In the Wake of Waste: Why beach cleanups are more than just a quick tidy

Jul 06, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

 You’ve arrived at the beach. You feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and- the crinkle of a chip bag…Read More


Let the Blue Flags Fly! 2018 Award Announcements

May 15, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

After a long, cold winter, we’re eagerly awaiting the first signs of summer.  Birds? Check. Flowers? Check. Blue Flag beach and marina announcements? Heck…Read More


What happens at a Blue Flag jury meeting

Jan 30, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

This blog was updated on January 30, 2018. We’re often asked how we decide which beaches and marinas get the Blue Flag award. The…Read More


Beach Love is Worldwide: Top 3 Lessons Learned from Blue Flag International

Nov 03, 2017 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag, Environmental Defence

You may know about Blue Flag from your favorite Ontario beach or marina. But, did you know that Blue Flag is an international program?…Read More


Meet the new kids on the beach: the 3 latest Blue Flag beaches and marinas

Aug 10, 2017 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

This year, the Blue Flag program in Canada welcomed two new beaches, and a new marina. Outlet Beach, Moonlight Beach and Colchester Harbour Marina…Read More


This Way to the Beach: 3 Stunning Blue Flag Beach Staycations in Ontario

Aug 08, 2017 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

Summer is in full swing, and there’s no better way to enjoy the hot sunny days than hitting up the beach! Before you start…Read More


5 reasons to get the dirty butts off our beaches

Jul 20, 2017 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

No butts about it — when it comes to litter, cigarette butts are at the top of the heap. The International Coastal Cleanup, which…Read More


This summer, show us how Life’s a Beach

Jun 22, 2017 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: Blue Flag

Building sandcastles, splashing in the water, or going for a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk—there’s no better place to beat the heat this summer…Read More


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