Murrin Provincial Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

BEACH INFO:
It is not necessarily exotic, or scenic, but Browning Lake can be just as fun when there are fish to be caught. This is a small lake set up to cater anglers who are still at the learning stage or simply want to wet a line on the way home from a hiking day trip. Access to Browning Lake is as easy as it can get. Located just south of Squamish, Browning Lake is part of Murrin Provincial Park, right next to the busy Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99). There is sufficient amount of parking space and public washrooms are on site. The shoreline has many access points, which are suitable for youngsters and elderlies.

There is no boat launch and motor boats are not permitted in the park.

There isn't a particular "best", or most productive spot at Browning Lake, but it is best to fish on the west side of the lake so you are not sitting right beside the Sea to Sky Highway. There is lake swimming at a sandy beach.

Murrin Provincial Park enjoys a placid lakeside location about 2 miles (3 km) north of Britannia Beach, on the west side of Hwy 99. The waters of Browning Lake lap the shoulder of the highway. Picnic tables dot the far side of the little lake, some sheltered in the forest, others in the open. This is a good place to stop for a snack while you check the road or trail map.

The Park has various climbing walls named the Shaman, Sugarloaf, Bog Wall, Leviticus, Petrifying Wall and the Brunser that provide for excellent climbing opportunities.

AMENITIES:
There are no roped off areas or other swimming facilities. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Bring your own drinking water as there is no potable water available in the park.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide 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
8°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Murrin Provincial Park is sampled from June 1st to September 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) monitors the water quality at 50 Coast Garibaldi beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

VCH follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health. If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach stating “This Water is Contaminated and Unsafe for Swimming.” Results are communicated on the Vancouver Coastal Health website (http://www.healthspace.ca/vch). Fraser Riverkeeper updates Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Sampling for this region is dependent on available resources and assistance from local government and other agencies. The VCH employs a ‘risk management approach’ to water quality monitoring of this region, based on the knowledge that the majority of beaches have good to excellent historic water quality in the past.

Local governments or community organizations are encouraged to contact VCH if they would like to collect samples from public beaches in their community. VCH will offer assistance with training, lab services, and the posting of results.

Test results are not consistently posted – we will continue to work with VCH to ensure public safety. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from a laboratory approved by the BC Provincial Health Officer for Provincial Drinking Water and Microbiology Testing.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Murrin Provincial Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide 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
8°C
Chance of heavy rain

BEACH INFO:
It is not necessarily exotic, or scenic, but Browning Lake can be just as fun when there are fish to be caught. This is a small lake set up to cater anglers who are still at the learning stage or simply want to wet a line on the way home from a hiking day trip. Access to Browning Lake is as easy as it can get. Located just south of Squamish, Browning Lake is part of Murrin Provincial Park, right next to the busy Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99). There is sufficient amount of parking space and public washrooms are on site. The shoreline has many access points, which are suitable for youngsters and elderlies.

There is no boat launch and motor boats are not permitted in the park.

There isn't a particular "best", or most productive spot at Browning Lake, but it is best to fish on the west side of the lake so you are not sitting right beside the Sea to Sky Highway. There is lake swimming at a sandy beach.

Murrin Provincial Park enjoys a placid lakeside location about 2 miles (3 km) north of Britannia Beach, on the west side of Hwy 99. The waters of Browning Lake lap the shoulder of the highway. Picnic tables dot the far side of the little lake, some sheltered in the forest, others in the open. This is a good place to stop for a snack while you check the road or trail map.

The Park has various climbing walls named the Shaman, Sugarloaf, Bog Wall, Leviticus, Petrifying Wall and the Brunser that provide for excellent climbing opportunities.

AMENITIES:
There are no roped off areas or other swimming facilities. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Bring your own drinking water as there is no potable water available in the park.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Murrin Provincial Park is sampled from June 1st to September 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) monitors the water quality at 50 Coast Garibaldi beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

VCH follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health. If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach stating “This Water is Contaminated and Unsafe for Swimming.” Results are communicated on the Vancouver Coastal Health website (http://www.healthspace.ca/vch). Fraser Riverkeeper updates Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Sampling for this region is dependent on available resources and assistance from local government and other agencies. The VCH employs a ‘risk management approach’ to water quality monitoring of this region, based on the knowledge that the majority of beaches have good to excellent historic water quality in the past.

Local governments or community organizations are encouraged to contact VCH if they would like to collect samples from public beaches in their community. VCH will offer assistance with training, lab services, and the posting of results.

Test results are not consistently posted – we will continue to work with VCH to ensure public safety. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from a laboratory approved by the BC Provincial Health Officer for Provincial Drinking Water and Microbiology Testing.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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