Blue Flags Are Borderless - Highlights from the Blue Flag International Meeting 2018

Oct 31, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag

This summer Blue Flags flew proudly at 27 beaches and 9 marinas across Canada, but did you know Blue Flag is the biggest eco-certification…Read More


Life's a Beach for these three winners! 2018 Blue Flag Photo Contest Winners announced

Sep 24, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag

Here at Blue Flag we love to celebrate all the joys that Canada’s shorelines have to offer.  That’s why we hold our annual summer photo…Read More


#WeAreLakeErie - are you? Share your story on August 28th and you could win a cool Lake Erie T!

Aug 22, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag, Great Lakes

Science writer Loren Eiseley once said “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water”. In a purely scientific light, water…Read More


1 beach, 3 hours, 110lbs of plastic pollution.

Aug 10, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag, Plastic Pollution

We came together and helped clean Toronto’s Woodbine Beach; here is what we found. Plastic pollution is finding its way to some of the…Read More


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, Water)

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, Water)

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, Water)

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, Water)

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, Water)

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