Sample Results from the Vancouver Water Monitoring Hub

Fraser Riverkeeper monitors the recreational water quality of False Creek. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers collect water samples on a weekly basis from April-October and biweekly from October-April.

Sampling takes place at thirteen sites across three locations: Olympic Village, Broker's Bay, and Vanier Park.

Please note that we have reduced our volunteer capacity in 2021/2022 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Community Science Coordinator, Alicia Elgert, at [email protected]

Latest Sampling Results

E. coli count MPN/100mL - Last sampled: August 11, 2022

Location Geometric Mean Result
(200 E. coli/100mL)
Site Status
Olympic Village

325.80

Failed
Brokers' Bay 17.72 Passed
Vanier Park 40.623 Passed

 

Past Sampling Results

E. coli count MPN/100mL - Last sampled: August 4, 2022

Location

Geometric Mean Result (200 E. coli/100mL)

 Site Status

Olympic Village 145.60 Passed
Brokers' Bay 105.80 Passed
Vanier Park 154.53 Passed

 

Our Sampling Locations

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. We do not calculate a geometric mean during the winter months, as we sample bi-weekly rather than weekly.
  • The single sample is the weekly sample result. 

 

Read our First Season Report on False Creek Water Monitoring

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