Bella Coola Estuary

Bella Coola, British Columbia
Mis à jour par The Swim Guide

BEACH INFO:
The Bella Coola Estuary is part of a river system, situated where the freshwater of the Bella Coola River joins the salt water of the Bentink Arm. The estuary is habitat for bald eagles, kingfishers, trumpeter swans, blue herons, and more. The beaches and watershed are accessible for swimming, boating, and snorkeling with guided tours.

Long before the Europeans arrived, the First Nations Nuxalk people fished the Bella Coola river systems for food and trade goods. By the early 1900s, a vibrant commercial fishing industry was born. But alongside commercial enterprises, sport fishing thrived. Today Bella Coola's natural bounty attracts fishing enthusiasts of all levels.

The most sought-after fish here is the salmon. All five Pacific species of salmon spawn in the rivers with overlapping runs – this means that there will often be two or even three types of salmon fighting their way up to spawning grounds.

AMENITIES:
Washrooms and lodging are available in the area.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Aucune donnée actuelle
  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Septembre 2nd, 2015. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
MÉTÉO ACTUELLE
11°C
Largement éclaircies
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

La qualité de l’eau de cette plage n’est pas vérifiée

SOURCES

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.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Bella Coola Estuary

Bella Coola, British Columbia
Mis à jour par The Swim Guide

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Aucune donnée actuelle
  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Septembre 2nd, 2015. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
MÉTÉO ACTUELLE
11°C
Largement éclaircies

BEACH INFO:
The Bella Coola Estuary is part of a river system, situated where the freshwater of the Bella Coola River joins the salt water of the Bentink Arm. The estuary is habitat for bald eagles, kingfishers, trumpeter swans, blue herons, and more. The beaches and watershed are accessible for swimming, boating, and snorkeling with guided tours.

Long before the Europeans arrived, the First Nations Nuxalk people fished the Bella Coola river systems for food and trade goods. By the early 1900s, a vibrant commercial fishing industry was born. But alongside commercial enterprises, sport fishing thrived. Today Bella Coola's natural bounty attracts fishing enthusiasts of all levels.

The most sought-after fish here is the salmon. All five Pacific species of salmon spawn in the rivers with overlapping runs – this means that there will often be two or even three types of salmon fighting their way up to spawning grounds.

AMENITIES:
Washrooms and lodging are available in the area.

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

La qualité de l’eau de cette plage n’est pas vérifiée

SOURCES

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.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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