Due to COVID-19, many events and attractions listed on the website may be cancelled or closed. As a precautionary measure, Infotouriste Centres and our call centre are closed until further notice. For more information on COVID-19, please visit Quebec.ca/coronavirus and the Government of Canada website.
The Environnement-Plage program assesses the bacteriological quality of participating swimming beaches in all regions of Québec. To be evaluated, a beach must be public and recognized as safe by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.
Sampling is done at least twice during the summer, and ratings (excellent, good, fair, polluted) are posted on-site as well as on the Web site of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, which manages the program in partnership with the beach operators.