Buy our Vintage Tees and Support Swimmable, Drinkable, Fishable Water

Buy our Vintage Tees and Support Swimmable, Drinkable, Fishable Water

Jun 24, 2020

By Julia Pepler

In May, Swim Drink Fish launched a new collection of vintage style t-shirts for their 2020 Collection.

What you need to know about camping in BC

What you need to know about camping in BC

Jun 10, 2020

By Julia Pepler

Summer in BC wouldn’t be the same without camping, spending time outdoors, and exploring BC’s waters. With so many people feeling the need to get outside after a lengthy quarantine, folks will be flooding to recently opened campgrounds to get that fresh air. But COVID-19 restrictions have changed the way many campgrounds will operate. Here’s what you need to know about camping in BC right now.

Help us monitor your favourite beach

Help us monitor your favourite beach

Jun 5, 2020

By Julia Pepler

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down our Swim Drink Fish offices around Canada, we quickly refocused on how to engage people in Citizen Science while abiding by the strict social distancing protocols. One of our biggest needs when it comes to protecting our waters, is collecting data that helps track their health, use, and cleanliness over time. Meet Gassy!

Can I go swimming this summer?

Can I go swimming this summer?

May 26, 2020

By Julia Pepler

Summer is almost in full swing. With temperatures rising, cool lakes, rivers, oceans, and pools are looking very appealing. But a lot of people are wondering if they'll catch COVID-19 from swimming this summer.

6 Beaches to Visit Instead of Kits Beach

6 Beaches to Visit Instead of Kits Beach

May 20, 2020

By Julia Pepler

With COVID-19 restrictions slowly being lifted, Vancouverites are flocking to popular beaches in large numbers, posing a risk of a “second wave” of infections. If you’re planning on hitting the beach for some much needed time by the water, consider visiting one of these quieter spots.

Backyard Species, Part 5: Terrestrial Mammals

Backyard Species, Part 5: Terrestrial Mammals

May 14, 2020

By Julia Pepler

We are back for another installment of our Backyard Species blog series! This week we are going to dive into the fascinating urban terrestrial mammals you may see around your neighbourhood.

Where does our drinking water come from?

Where does our drinking water come from?

May 4, 2020

By Julia Pepler

In Vancouver, we are lucky to have clean water gushing from our taps at a moment's notice. We don’t think twice about drinking tap water, taking long showers, watering our gardens or flushing our toilets. But where does all of this water come from?

Backyard Species, Part 4: Wildflowers

Backyard Species, Part 4: Wildflowers

Apr 30, 2020

By Julia Pepler

Spring has sprung, and with that come arrays of incredible blooming flowers that give us hope that summer is around the corner. This week on Backyard Species we’ll give you a rundown of some BC flowers that you might spot blooming in your neighbourhood right now!

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Apr 21, 2020

By Julia Pepler

Today, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. This will be one that we remember for years to come. Instead of celebrating together, in parks, in forests, or down by the water, most of us will be celebrating from our homes and neighbourhoods. But nonetheless, we will find ways to celebrate this incredible planet we call home.

We Need Your Help: Step Up as a Citizen Scientist

We Need Your Help: Step Up as a Citizen Scientist

Apr 16, 2020

By Kate Moore

In the past year, our Vancouver Water Monitoring Program has had upwards of 120 volunteers who have donated over 440 hours, and resulting in over 460 water samples collected. Thanks to the astonishing efforts of our citizen science volunteers we were able to create our 2019 Water Monitoring Report from the year-round results.

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