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Again - how warm is the water?
Warmer than lakes here, and WAY warmer than the ocean.
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Warmer than lakes here, and WAY warmer than the ocean.
In degrees Celsius?
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Old Posted Sep 26, 2013, 4:11 PM
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Again - how warm is the water?
The last time I was there it was 35 degrees, so the beach was pretty comfortable.

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Old Posted Sep 26, 2013, 4:13 PM
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Warmer than lakes here, and WAY warmer than the ocean.
I always found Lake Winnipeg to be kind of cold at first... I always have to take a deep breath before plunging into the water. However, once you're immersed it feels quite comfortable, and you can stay in the water for a very long time.
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matlock peirs on lake winnipeg theres areas of beach as well



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The last time I was there it was 35 degrees, so the beach was pretty comfortable.

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That's awesome! (The temperature, not the dukes up!)
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The last time I was there it was 35 degrees, so the beach was pretty comfortable.
No way the water was 35 degrees. That's Gulf temperatures. I don't think any sizable freshwater lake in Canada comes that close, though I could be wrong.

Acajack - I'd say the water gets comfortably into the low 20s every summer. Maybe 25 in a warm August? Not actually sure of exact numbers, but as someone else said - warmer than the Atlantic, but colder than the Gulf. Hope that gives you an idea. It's certainly warm enough by late summer that you can basically spend much of the day in the water without getting a chill.

I bet Nicko has figures on this. He seems to be able to find historic water temps for everything easily.
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The last time I was there it was 35 degrees, so the beach was pretty comfortable.


For me, water temperature is still in F when it comes to swimming. When I was a kid, we had a heated pool and 80F was a nice, fresh temperature (26C).

I often go to Lac Magog on weekends and in the peak of summer, the water gets close to 80F. I was in the Atlantic in Maine this past Labor Day weekend and even though that water is notoriously cold, it was about 70F (21C) this time around (it's all about currents); we played in the waves for more than an hour without looking like cooked lobsters.
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haha.. no I meant the temperature was 35.. not the water. Sorry.

here's another beach on Lake Winnipeg - this one's a bit further north.. actually a LOT further north..

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Acajack - I'd say the water gets comfortably into the low 20s every summer. Maybe 25 in a warm August? Not actually sure of exact numbers, but as someone else said - warmer than the Atlantic, but colder than the Gulf.
And WAY warmer than the Pacific!

The shallower water at my parents cottage in NWO gets in the mid to high 20's C.

I agree that Lake Winnipeg around Grand Beach is probably in the mid 20's by the peak of summer.

It is a big lake, but comparatively shallow.

I think local speak for water temperature when swimming is something like:

F'n Cold (basically you get in and get out)
Cold, but you'll get used to it (low 20's)
Not bad (mid 20's)
It's like a bath (high 20's).
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I always have to take a deep breath before plunging into the water. However, once you're immersed it feels quite comfortable, and you can stay in the water for a very long time.
This, to me, is the hallmark of any truly Canadian lake.
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Christina Lake in BC has average summer temperatures of 23C. Osoyoos Lake is actually warmer but I haven't found any data for it yet. Ive heard numerous times that its the warmest lake in Canada.
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Here is a few pictures of Sandy Cove Beach, in Sandy Cove , on the Eastport peninsula ,NL. Was here earlier this summer, and loved it!

Link:http://www.pinetreelodge.ca/eastport-newfoundland.php


Link: http://www.123rf.com/photo_6789897_s...foundland.html


Link: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/30404600

And here is Eastport Beach. Just a few minute drive from Sandy cove Beach. This beach is usually more popular than sandy cove, & the waves are usually bigger.


Link: http://www.lanephotography.com/centr...t_beach_01.htm


Link: http://www.tripmondo.com/canada/newf...eberry-island/


Link: http://seafestcelebration.weebly.com...-pictures.html
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...Osoyoos Lake is actually warmer but I haven't found any data for it yet. Ive heard numerous times that its the warmest lake in Canada.
That's what the town of Osoyoos always says (and most links online).

Then again, claiming the warmest lake in Canada title, is sort of like being "the skinniest person at the fat farm". The title sounds nice but don't mean much!!
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Christina Lake in BC has average summer temperatures of 23C. Osoyoos Lake is actually warmer but I haven't found any data for it yet. Ive heard numerous times that its the warmest lake in Canada.
The USGS records the daily water temp. for Osoyoos Lake on the U.S. side at 15 minute intervals and the highest water temp. recorded for summer 2013 was 28C. Of course, Osoyoos has consistent summer heat and is a Canadian weather hot spot, which provides the lake warming.

That's the reason I love Osoyoos so much - the dry desert heat, the beaches, and the warm lake temps.!
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English Bay Beach in Vancouver. It must have been late evening during a long dry spell when I took it, judging by the brown grass

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