False Creek Sample Results
Year-round, the False Creek Water Monitoring Program staff and a team of well-trained volunteers collect weekly samples from the following sites: Sunset Beach - Aquatic Centre; Brokers' Bay; Alder Bay; Olympic Village Dock; Habitat Island; David Lam Park; Charleson Park.
Samples are then brought to Fraser Riverkeeper’s in-house, microbiological IDEXX lab on Granville Island and analyzed using a Colilert system for testing E. coli levels in water. As E. coli is an indicator of sewage, the more E. coli present in a sample the greater the risk to public health and the environment. Our data helps provide more information about the recreational water quality in this very popular and busy water body. Vancouver Coastal Health monitors three locations in False Creek: East, Central, and West.
All new sites have been added to Swim Guide, a free app and website, where the sampling results will be published weekly.
To read more about Swim Guide check out the website here or our recent post click here.
Latest Sampling Results
E.coli count MPN/100ml - Last sampled: April 11, 2019
|Location||Single sample result (400 E.coli/100mL)||Geomean (last 5 samples) (200 E.coli/100mL)|
|David Lam Park||4.1||1.7|
|Sunset Beach - Aquatic Centre||6.2||2.7|
See previous sample results below:
Recreational water quality criteria