Blue Flag / Climate Change / Great Lakes / Nov 23, 2018

Silencing a critic: Ontario Government makes cuts to environmental watchdog in the wake of a damning new report

  Another week, another blow to Ontario’s environmental protections.  Last week, during the fall economic statement, finance minister Vic Fedeli announced a new “cost-saving”…Read More


Blue Flag / Oct 31, 2018

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

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


Blue Flag / Sep 24, 2018

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

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


Blue Flag / Great Lakes / Aug 22, 2018

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

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


Blue Flag / Plastic Pollution / Aug 10, 2018

1 beach, 3 hours, 110lbs of 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


Blue Flag / Jul 20, 2018

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

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


Blue Flag / Jul 06, 2018

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

 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


Blue Flag / May 15, 2018

Let the Blue Flags Fly! 2018 Award Announcements

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


Blue Flag / Jan 30, 2018

What happens at a Blue Flag jury meeting

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


Blue Flag / Movement Building / Nov 03, 2017

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

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