Rainbow Lake Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

BEACH INFO:
Rainbow Beach Park is located on Alta Lake in Whistler, British Columbia, and it can be accessed from Alta Lake Road.

Rainbow Beach Park is a favorite for kids and families because of its sandy beach and shallow water. For those who prefer not to drive, Rainbow Beach Park is a 20 minute bike from Whistler village via the Valley Trail.

The park is named for site of the historic Rainbow Lodge, built by Whistler pioneer Myrtle Phillips.
Rainbow Beach Park hosts the annual Whistler Dragon Boat Festival, and has hosted a plethora of outdoor sporting events over the years.

AMENITIES:
This beach includes: grassy areas, a beach, picnic tables and outdoor BBQ’s, volleyball courts, a concession stand, and public washrooms and change rooms.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical 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
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Rainbow Lake Park is sampled from June 1st to September 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Rainbow Lake Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical 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
1°C
Snow

BEACH INFO:
Rainbow Beach Park is located on Alta Lake in Whistler, British Columbia, and it can be accessed from Alta Lake Road.

Rainbow Beach Park is a favorite for kids and families because of its sandy beach and shallow water. For those who prefer not to drive, Rainbow Beach Park is a 20 minute bike from Whistler village via the Valley Trail.

The park is named for site of the historic Rainbow Lodge, built by Whistler pioneer Myrtle Phillips.
Rainbow Beach Park hosts the annual Whistler Dragon Boat Festival, and has hosted a plethora of outdoor sporting events over the years.

AMENITIES:
This beach includes: grassy areas, a beach, picnic tables and outdoor BBQ’s, volleyball courts, a concession stand, and public washrooms and change rooms.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Rainbow Lake Park is sampled from June 1st to September 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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