About the Program
The Vancouver Water Monitoring Program, formerly known as the False Creek Water Monitoring Program, is a year-round, community-science initiative. Launched in the summer of 2018, the project focuses on testing and making public the recreational water quality data in the heart of Vancouver. The primary purpose of the program is the protection of public health from contaminated water with the goal of providing the public with current, reliable water quality data.
Each week, a team of staff and volunteers records observations about water quality and collects water samples at multiple locations in and around False Creek. The team then interprets results at our in-house IDEXX lab on Granville Island, and immediately shares results through Swim Guide and below on our "Latest Sample Results" page.