Jericho Beach

Vancouver, British Columbia

Before the arrival of European settlers, Jericho Beach was originally a First Nations village named Ee'yullmough. Jericho Beach is now known for its naturally sandy beaches and is a popular destination for swimmers, sailors, and windsurfers.

Jericho Beach on the north side of Jericho Park at the west end of Point Grey Rd between Wallace St and Discovery St. The east side of the beach caters to swimmers and the west side to sailboats and windsurfers.

AMENITIES:
Concessions
Public washrooms
Playing fields
Tennis courts
Picnic tables
Swimming raft
Pay parking
Lifeguards between Victoria Day and Labour Day
Beach wheelchair for persons with physical disabilities
Jericho Sailing Centre
Vancouver Youth Hostel

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 1st, 2020. Fraser Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 4th, 2020 at 6:31 PM.
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Current Weather
14°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Jericho Beach is sampled weekly from May 10th from October 10th.

Source Information

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) monitors the water quality at 31 Vancouver-area beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September) and for the annual Polar Bear Swim (December).

VCH follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL based on the previous last five samples or a single sample limit of under 400 E.coli/100mL. Should the results exceed the guidelines 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. Data is shared on Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available. Data is typically available on Thursdays or FridaysRecreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from the Greater Vancouver Regional District Water Quality Laboratory.A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli/100 mL 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

Water Quality Graph

Jericho Beach

Vancouver, British Columbia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 1st, 2020. Fraser Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 4th, 2020 at 6:31 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
14°C
Cloudy

Before the arrival of European settlers, Jericho Beach was originally a First Nations village named Ee'yullmough. Jericho Beach is now known for its naturally sandy beaches and is a popular destination for swimmers, sailors, and windsurfers.

Jericho Beach on the north side of Jericho Park at the west end of Point Grey Rd between Wallace St and Discovery St. The east side of the beach caters to swimmers and the west side to sailboats and windsurfers.

AMENITIES:
Concessions
Public washrooms
Playing fields
Tennis courts
Picnic tables
Swimming raft
Pay parking
Lifeguards between Victoria Day and Labour Day
Beach wheelchair for persons with physical disabilities
Jericho Sailing Centre
Vancouver Youth Hostel

Monitoring Frequency

Jericho Beach is sampled weekly from May 10th from October 10th.

Source Information

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) monitors the water quality at 31 Vancouver-area beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September) and for the annual Polar Bear Swim (December).

VCH follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL based on the previous last five samples or a single sample limit of under 400 E.coli/100mL. Should the results exceed the guidelines 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. Data is shared on Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available. Data is typically available on Thursdays or FridaysRecreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from the Greater Vancouver Regional District Water Quality Laboratory.A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli/100 mL 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

Water Quality Graph

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