As an initiative of Swim Drink Fish, Fraser Riverkeeper is dedicated to ensuring the right of all citizens to safely swim, drink, and fish in BC waters.

Volunteer

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!

Find Your Beach

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.

Vancouver Water Monitoring

We monitor the water quality in False Creek year-round, ensuring that Vancouverites have recreational water quality information no matter the season.

Watermark Project

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.

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The Case for Cold Water Swimming

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.

Dipping My Cup in Arctic Waters

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. 

A Rare Opportunity for a Healthier Salish Sea

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. 

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