Vancouver Water Monitoring Sample Results

The Vancouver Water Monitoring Program staff and a team of well-trained volunteers collect weekly samples year-round. Our team samples water quality weekly at three locations in False Creek: Olympic Village, Brokers' Bay, and Vanier Park. Later this summer our program will expand to include sampling at CRAB Park and Trout Lake. 

We collect five individual samples at each location in order to get a representative understanding of the water quality in that area. 

 

Latest Sampling Results

E.coli count MPN/100ml - Last sampled: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 

Location Single sample result
(400 E.coli/100mL)
Geomean (last 5 samples)
(200 E.coli/100mL)*
Site Status
Olympic Village 3122.8 603.8 Failed
Brokers' Bay
89.9** 195.8** Passed
Vanier Park 85.5 110.4 Passed
CRAB Park N/A N/A N/A
Trout Lake N/A N/A N/A

* A geomean is calculated based on the last five samples within 30 days.

** Brokers' Bay was last sampled on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

Past Sampling Results

Single sample result (400 E.coli/100mL)

Location

July 25, 2019

July 31,
2019

Aug 8,
2019

Aug 15,
2019

Aug 21,
2019

Geomean
(200 E.coli/100ml)*
Olympic Village 68.2 1334.8 1352.9 208.8 3122.8 603.8
Brokers' Bay 147.4 183.8 425.9 278.1 89.9** 195.8**
Vanier Park 98.8 112.6 26.0 660.7 85.5 110.4
CRAB Park N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Trout Lake N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

* A geomean is calculated based on the last five samples within 30 days. 
** Brokers' Bay was last sampled on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

 

Vancouver Monitoring Hub Map

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When does a sample pass?

Fraser Riverkeeper follows the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. The recommended threshold for bathing is: a geometric mean of 200 E coli/100mL and a single sample of 400 E coli/100 mL.

  • A beach is marked Green in Swim Guide when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and single sample results are below 400 E.coli/100mL.
  • A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean results are equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 mL water or single sample results are above 400 E.coli/100 mL. 
  • A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.
  • The geometric mean is calculated based on the 5 last samples within 30 days. 
  • The single sample is the weekly sample result. 

 

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