Bowron Lake - Bear River Mercantile

Bowron Lake, British Columbia

Bowran Lake is a large lake used by both motorized and non-motorized craft. The lake itself is part of a large wilderness area on the western slopes of the Cariboo Mountain Range, lying within the Bowran Lake Provincial Park. This park has a world-famous canoe circuit, which circumvents many lakes within the area, including Bowran, Swan, Spectacle, Babcock, Sandy, Lanezi, Isaac, Indianpoint, and Kibbee Lakes.

This beach is not monitored, nor do we have any data on it. While it may be safe to swim, please check with your local authorities or watch for posted signs.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Fraser Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Monitoring Frequency

Bowron Lake - Bear River Mercantile 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.

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Bowron Lake - Bear River Mercantile

Bowron Lake, British Columbia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Fraser Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Bowran Lake is a large lake used by both motorized and non-motorized craft. The lake itself is part of a large wilderness area on the western slopes of the Cariboo Mountain Range, lying within the Bowran Lake Provincial Park. This park has a world-famous canoe circuit, which circumvents many lakes within the area, including Bowran, Swan, Spectacle, Babcock, Sandy, Lanezi, Isaac, Indianpoint, and Kibbee Lakes.

This beach is not monitored, nor do we have any data on it. While it may be safe to swim, please check with your local authorities or watch for posted signs.

Monitoring Frequency

Bowron Lake - Bear River Mercantile 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.

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