Haywire Bay Beach

Powell River, British Columbia

BEACH INFO:
Haywire Bay is a Regional Park located on the northern portion of the Sunshine Coast just north of the community of Powell River, BC. It is about 7 km (4.5 miles) drive north of the community. The popular destination is located in a cove on the southeast portion of Powell Lake which is next door to Inland Lake.

Powell Lake is an attractive destination for individuals who plan to spend a sunny day on a canoe and is one of the larger lakes in the area. The sandy beach draws many people to the area to picnic and swim. Many stay longer in one of the wilderness campsites in Haywire Park attracting the hikers, tenters and RV campers.

Tucked into the shoreline of Powell Lake near Inland Lake, Haywire Bay Regional Park is a popular recreation playground on the upper Sunshine Coast.
You'll find picnicking, camping, canoeing and swimming at Haywire Bay Regional Park. One of the treats of visiting this beach is swimming the short distance to nearby Honeymoon Island.

Haywire Bay Regional Campground has 12 waterfront campsites accessed by water, and 33 RV and tent campsites.

AMENITIES:
The sandy beach draws many people to the area to picnic and swim. Many stay longer in one of the wilderness campsites in Haywire Park attracting the hikers, tenters and RV campers.
There is no advanced registration other than for group camping accommodations. Other facilities include a boat launch, playground, picnic and day-use area, drinking water, showers, and toilets.

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. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Current Weather
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Chance of heavy rain
Monitoring Frequency

Haywire Bay Beach is not sampled

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.

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Haywire Bay Beach

Powell River, 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. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
10°C
Chance of heavy rain

BEACH INFO:
Haywire Bay is a Regional Park located on the northern portion of the Sunshine Coast just north of the community of Powell River, BC. It is about 7 km (4.5 miles) drive north of the community. The popular destination is located in a cove on the southeast portion of Powell Lake which is next door to Inland Lake.

Powell Lake is an attractive destination for individuals who plan to spend a sunny day on a canoe and is one of the larger lakes in the area. The sandy beach draws many people to the area to picnic and swim. Many stay longer in one of the wilderness campsites in Haywire Park attracting the hikers, tenters and RV campers.

Tucked into the shoreline of Powell Lake near Inland Lake, Haywire Bay Regional Park is a popular recreation playground on the upper Sunshine Coast.
You'll find picnicking, camping, canoeing and swimming at Haywire Bay Regional Park. One of the treats of visiting this beach is swimming the short distance to nearby Honeymoon Island.

Haywire Bay Regional Campground has 12 waterfront campsites accessed by water, and 33 RV and tent campsites.

AMENITIES:
The sandy beach draws many people to the area to picnic and swim. Many stay longer in one of the wilderness campsites in Haywire Park attracting the hikers, tenters and RV campers.
There is no advanced registration other than for group camping accommodations. Other facilities include a boat launch, playground, picnic and day-use area, drinking water, showers, and toilets.

Monitoring Frequency

Haywire Bay Beach is not sampled

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.

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Water Quality Graph

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Powell River, British Columbia
Powell River, British Columbia
Powell River, British Columbia
Powell River, British Columbia
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