Lambton Shores Retains Blue Flag Status for 13th Consecutive Year

For the 13th consecutive year, the Municipality of Lambton Shores has earned the prestigious Blue Flag Canada designation at the Grand Bend Beach, Grand Bend Marina and Port Franks Marina.

The Blue Flag designation is an international award given to beaches and marinas that meet high environmental, safety, and cleanliness standards. This year’s list includes 23 beaches and ten marinas across Canada.

“Lambton Shores is honoured to be recognized once again through the Blue Flag program,” said Lambton Shores Mayor, Bill Weber. “To have consistently received this designation for over a decade is a testament to the commitment of our community and the hard work by our staff to ensure the best possible experience at our beach and marinas.”

The Municipality will proudly fly the Blue Flags this summer, but until provincial restrictions are lifted, reminds the public to continue respecting the provincewide stay-at-home order and to diligently follow public health guidelines.

Blue Flag Canada certification is now operated by Swim Drink Fish, a registered charity that uses citizen science and communications technology to inspire people to know and safeguard their local waters.

“A Blue Flag is recognized around the world as a symbol for accessible, sustainable beaches and marinas,” said Mark Mattson, President and Waterkeeper at Swim Drink Fish, the national operator for Blue Flag Canada. “With people staying close to home, people are looking for places to connect with the water. We are thrilled to highlight the best beaches and marinas Canada has to offer.”

More information about Lambton Shores’ Blue Flag designation can be found on the Lambton Shores website.

A complete list of Canada’s Blue Flag beaches and marinas can be found in the Swim Drink Fish news release.