Third Beach

Vancouver, British Columbia

Located at Ferguson Point in Stanley Park, Third Beach is a naturally sandy beach surrounded by old growth forests that shield dippers and tanners from urban noise. This is a great beach for quiet bathing, picnics, and watching sunsets.

AMENITIES:
Concessions
Public washrooms
Barbeques allowed (subject to restrictions)
Lifeguards from Victoria Day to Labour Day (late May to early September)
Pay parking
On the Stanley Park Seawall system

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 26th, 2019. 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
9°C
A few clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Third Beach is sampled weekly from May 10th to October 10th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) monitors the water quality at 29 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.

Recreational 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

Third Beach

Vancouver, British Columbia

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 26th, 2019. 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
9°C
A few clouds

Located at Ferguson Point in Stanley Park, Third Beach is a naturally sandy beach surrounded by old growth forests that shield dippers and tanners from urban noise. This is a great beach for quiet bathing, picnics, and watching sunsets.

AMENITIES:
Concessions
Public washrooms
Barbeques allowed (subject to restrictions)
Lifeguards from Victoria Day to Labour Day (late May to early September)
Pay parking
On the Stanley Park Seawall system

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Third Beach is sampled weekly from May 10th to October 10th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) monitors the water quality at 29 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.

Recreational 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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