Beach Water Quality

Lions Bay's beach park waters are sampled on a weekly basis throughout the swimming season from May through September. Waters at each of the three beach parks are sampled at two locations along the shore to ensure accurate readings.

Sampling for E.coli, an indicator bacteria associated with sewage contamination, is conducted to ensure the waters are safe to swim in. The Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines establish a level of 200 E.coli per 100 ml of water. This level is expressed as a geometric mean over the most recent 30 days. When beach waters exceed this 200 E.coli/100 ml level, the Medical Health Officer will direct Village staff to post warning signs indicating that "This Water Does Not Meet Health Standards for Swimming or Wading." To find more information or to view recreational water quality at other beaches visit the Vancouver Coastal Health Recreational Waters Website.

Bathing Water Testing Results (Last Updated: September 10, 2018)

LocationE. Coli / 100 ml.
Kelvin Grove Beach A15
Kelvin Grove Beach B<5
Lions Bay Beach A15
Lions Bay Beach B<5
Brunswick Beach A<5
Brunswick Beach B<5