Leiner River Campsite

Managed by The Swim Guide

Leiner River Campsite is located east of the Village of Tahsis. Tahsis has a population of around 600, and is on an inlet, on the west side of Vancouver Island, where there is a small beach along the river with a few swimming holes. The Leiner River is very close to the Tahsis campsite, which consists of 8 campsite units. Facilities at the campsite include picnic tables and pit toilets. Since the campsite is in a forest terrain, there are many outdoor activities to partake in, including fishing, swimming and hiking. The Tahsis town hosts events every month, but one event in particular is "Tahsis Days" which are held in the third weekend of July every year and has many fun family oriented activities. Also, Tahsis has a Heritage Museum which displays the history and the culture of the town, at one time Tahsis was a major fur trade route. The word "Tahsis" means gateway.

WATER QUALITY
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  • Current 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
17°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Leiner River Campsite is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Approximately 100 beaches are monitored by Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority). Island Health is split into three service delivery areas: North (20 beaches), Central (39 beaches), and South (40 beaches). Sampling is conducted from the beginning of May until Labour Day (September 4th, 2017).

Island Health follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines.
E. Coli Guidelines

200 E. coli / 100 mL – geometric mean (usually 5 samples)

400 E. coli / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 1000 E. coli / 100 mL.

Island Health states that consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 mL. However, posting a beach advisory when samples exceed the geomean and/or single sample maximums are not automatic, and depend on the circumstances.

Enterococci Guidelines

35 enterococci / 100 mL – geometric mean at least 5 samples

70 enterococci / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 175 Enterococci/ 100 mL.

Consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 35 Enterococci / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 70 Enterococci / 100 mL.

Beach advisories will be automatically posted when a sample result of over 1000 E. coli or 175 Enterococci per sample is received, as studies indicate there is an elevated risk associated with these bacterial levels.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Leiner River Campsite

Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current 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
17°C
Clear

Leiner River Campsite is located east of the Village of Tahsis. Tahsis has a population of around 600, and is on an inlet, on the west side of Vancouver Island, where there is a small beach along the river with a few swimming holes. The Leiner River is very close to the Tahsis campsite, which consists of 8 campsite units. Facilities at the campsite include picnic tables and pit toilets. Since the campsite is in a forest terrain, there are many outdoor activities to partake in, including fishing, swimming and hiking. The Tahsis town hosts events every month, but one event in particular is "Tahsis Days" which are held in the third weekend of July every year and has many fun family oriented activities. Also, Tahsis has a Heritage Museum which displays the history and the culture of the town, at one time Tahsis was a major fur trade route. The word "Tahsis" means gateway.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Leiner River Campsite is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Approximately 100 beaches are monitored by Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority). Island Health is split into three service delivery areas: North (20 beaches), Central (39 beaches), and South (40 beaches). Sampling is conducted from the beginning of May until Labour Day (September 4th, 2017).

Island Health follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines.
E. Coli Guidelines

200 E. coli / 100 mL – geometric mean (usually 5 samples)

400 E. coli / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 1000 E. coli / 100 mL.

Island Health states that consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 mL. However, posting a beach advisory when samples exceed the geomean and/or single sample maximums are not automatic, and depend on the circumstances.

Enterococci Guidelines

35 enterococci / 100 mL – geometric mean at least 5 samples

70 enterococci / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 175 Enterococci/ 100 mL.

Consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 35 Enterococci / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 70 Enterococci / 100 mL.

Beach advisories will be automatically posted when a sample result of over 1000 E. coli or 175 Enterococci per sample is received, as studies indicate there is an elevated risk associated with these bacterial levels.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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