Our volunteers participate in shoreline cleanups and get trained as citizen scientists so they can help keep the public informed about local water quality. Sign up today!
Swim Guide is a free website and mobile app that helps you easily find your closest beaches, know which ones are clean for swimming, and report pollution concerns.
We monitor the water quality in False Creek year-round, ensuring that Vancouverites have recreational water quality information no matter the season.
The Watermark Project is a community effort to collect and archive true stories about the ways people interact with water, with the goal of archiving one story from every Canadian household.
Feb 14, 2020
By Julia Pepler
The idea of jumping into an icy body of water gives me instant butterflies. More and more, I’ve heard of the health benefits of swimming in cold water. Whether or not those are true, I know one thing for sure: swimming in cold water provides unique opportunities to connect with local waterways and with your body in a new way.
Jan 30, 2020
By Julia Pepler
When I was 18 years old I got the opportunity to go on a 52-day canoe trip with my summer camp. Alongside 7 other campers and 2 leaders, we travelled to our starting point on Tibbitt Lake in the Northwest Territories.
Jan 23, 2020
By guest writer Zack Shoom
Metro Vancouver is facing one of the greatest opportunities in recent history to prevent toxins and microplastics from entering the Fraser River and Salish Sea: an upgrade to our region's largest wastewater treatment plant.