Canadian-Related Swimmers' Plaques

There are a number of Plaques that provide tributes to various Canadian-related swimmers and their achievements.

This document identifies a number of them, with links to their locations and to more details on what they cover.

Captain Matthew Webb is included in this listing, since his fatal attempt to cross the Niagara River started in Canada and, while his commemorative statue stands on the banks of Dover Harbour, his grave-site is in Buffalo (NY), adjacent to where he died in the Niagara River.



Location & GPS Link

Marilyn Bell

Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto
43.6316522N, 79.4313917W
Budapest Park plaque
1575 Lakeshore Blvd W
Toronto, M6K 3C1

43.636581N, 79.450125W
Dallas Road Waterfront Trail
Beacon Hill Park
Victoria, British Columbia
BC Plaque
48.407508N, 123.363208N

Gerry Forsberg

Marecambe Promenade
~56 Marine Road West
Opposite Regent Road (B5274)
Morecambe, Lancashire
54.066502N, 2.881499W

Vicki Keith

Lake Ontario

Leslie Street Spit, Toronto

Vicki Keith: Plaque

Vicki Keith:Poem

Huron - Goderich

Main Beach
270 Harbour Street
Goderich, Ontario
Image is of the year 2000 setup

Vicki Keith

Huron - Harbor Beach

Judge James H. Lincoln Memorial Park, Pier
1 Trescott Street
Harbor Beach, Michigan 48441
43.841321N, 82.647309W

Lake Ontario Swim Team

TOWARF, Canadian Coast Guard Auxillary
Lakeside Park, Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario
43.4414N, 79.6662W

Cliff Lumsdon

101 Lakeshore Drive
Foot of Sixth Street, Etobicoke, Toronto
Just south of the city's notice, and close to the lake.
43.5950N, 79.501667W

Solo Swims of Ontario
Toronto-related Swims

Old Plaque
New Plaque (2011)

Queen's Royal Park
King Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

43.25755N, 79.06846W

Ernst Vierkoetter

Park Lawn Cemetry
2845 Bloor Street West
Etobicoke, Toronto

Matthew Webb

Mattew Webb 2

Oakwood Cemetry
Niagara Falls, New York, USA

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Created: 28th March 2022
Last Updated: 7th September 2022