Vancouver Water Monitoring Sample Results

The Vancouver Water Monitoring Program staff and a team of well-trained volunteers collect samples year-round. Our team samples water quality weekly in the summer months (April - October) and bi-weekly in the winter months (October -April) at three locations in False Creek: Olympic Village, Brokers' Bay, and Vanier Park. Please note that we have reduced our volunteer capacity during 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Imogene at [email protected] 

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: January 20, 2022

Location Single sample result
(400 E.coli/100mL)
Site Status
Olympic Village 165.46 Passed
Brokers' Bay
21.6 Passed
Vanier Park 5.4 Passed

 

Past Sampling Results

Single sample result (E.coli/100mL)

Location

 January 13, 2022

Olympic Village  93.38
Brokers' Bay  72.22
Vanier Park  95.33

 

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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