Yakoun Lake

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

Yakoun Lake is part of the Yaagan Siwaay or Yaagan Suu Heritage Site/ Conservancy. Yaagan Suu includes the Yakoun River corridor and the Yakoun Lake watershed, is the largest river system on Haida Gwaii, and is located in the southwester part of Graham Island. Yaagan Suu is a significant cultural, social, spiritual place for the Haida people. The heritage site includes intact old-growth forests, a huge diversity of salmonids and other fish, and areas closed off for the study of invasive deer species and medicinal plants. The northern part of Yaagan Suu is accessible from forest service roads, but the lake itself is only accessible on foot. The heritage site is located 25 km northwest of Queen Charlotte and is 7,970 hectares. Traditional Haida trails can be found in the area, connecting the lake watershed to other important cultural places.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Fraser Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
16°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Yakoun Lake is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Northern Health's responsibility in Northern British Columbia is from the Queen Charlotte Islands to the Alberta border, and as far south as Quesnel. There is a map of Northern Health’s jurisdictional boundaries on the Northern Health website at https://northernhealth.ca/AboutUs.aspx

British Columbia health departments select and test water quality found at primary (swimming) and secondary (non-swimming) contact beaches across the province, following the Canadian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines. Most health departments in the interior test for E. coli from May to September (except for Vancouver Island Health Authority, which tests from June to September). Samples are collected weekly with a minimum of 5 test samples collected in a month. Warnings are posted by Fraser Riverkeeper if the 30-day geometric mean rises above 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water. There is currently no regular monitoring of these beaches.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Yakoun Lake

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Fraser Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
16°C
Cloudy

Yakoun Lake is part of the Yaagan Siwaay or Yaagan Suu Heritage Site/ Conservancy. Yaagan Suu includes the Yakoun River corridor and the Yakoun Lake watershed, is the largest river system on Haida Gwaii, and is located in the southwester part of Graham Island. Yaagan Suu is a significant cultural, social, spiritual place for the Haida people. The heritage site includes intact old-growth forests, a huge diversity of salmonids and other fish, and areas closed off for the study of invasive deer species and medicinal plants. The northern part of Yaagan Suu is accessible from forest service roads, but the lake itself is only accessible on foot. The heritage site is located 25 km northwest of Queen Charlotte and is 7,970 hectares. Traditional Haida trails can be found in the area, connecting the lake watershed to other important cultural places.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Yakoun Lake is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Northern Health's responsibility in Northern British Columbia is from the Queen Charlotte Islands to the Alberta border, and as far south as Quesnel. There is a map of Northern Health’s jurisdictional boundaries on the Northern Health website at https://northernhealth.ca/AboutUs.aspx

British Columbia health departments select and test water quality found at primary (swimming) and secondary (non-swimming) contact beaches across the province, following the Canadian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines. Most health departments in the interior test for E. coli from May to September (except for Vancouver Island Health Authority, which tests from June to September). Samples are collected weekly with a minimum of 5 test samples collected in a month. Warnings are posted by Fraser Riverkeeper if the 30-day geometric mean rises above 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water. There is currently no regular monitoring of these beaches.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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