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Find Your Beach

Swim Guide is a website and smartphone app for iPhone® and Android. It helps you easily find your closest beaches, know at a glance which ones are clean for swimming, and share your love of beaches with friends and family.


Your donations help us to improve our programs and work with authorities to safeguard public access to swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water in B.C. Every dollar counts!

Vancouver Water Monitoring

We monitor the water quality at various beaches in Vancouver every week!
Find out how we have expanded our monitoring program.


Vancouver's Top 5 Dog-Friendly Beaches

Jul 12, 2019

By Emmalee Biebl

We know that water quality can affect human health but what about the health of our beloved furry friends? Vancouver has some amazing off-leash dog parks with water access but, just like humans, dogs’ health can be impacted by bacteria in the water. Before you head out to any of these doggie beaches check out Swim Guide to find up-to-date info about their water quality.

Faces of Swim Drink Fish: Patricia and John

Jul 5, 2019

The Swim Drink Fish movement is one that grows every day with more people getting inspired to connect with their local water bodies and protect what they love. As our movement grows, we meet people with their own unique connections and stories to tell. Our new series, Faces of Swim Drink Fish, will celebrate those who have become a part of our movement locally in Vancouver and have joined us in ensuring swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for all.

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