Camp Potlatch

Howe Sound, British Columbia
Managed by The Swim Guide

BEACH INFO:
Located along the shores of Howe Sound, and north-north-west of Anvil Island, Camp Potlatch is situated on 133 acres of pristine British Columbia Coastline. Camp Potlatch boasts sandy beaches, barely-touched hiking territory, and promises a breath-taking wilderness experience. Primarily a children's summer camp, the cost of attending Camp Potlatch is based on a sliding scale that corresponds to individual families ability to pay. The Outdoor Centre is available for rentals during the Spring and Fall.

Camp Potlatch is accessible only by boat, it's a 2 hour boat trip from Vancouver, and a 45 minute trip from Squamish.

AMENITIES:
Camp Potlatch offers many water-based activities, including: ocean kayaking, canoeing, fishing and swimming. Washrooms and shower facilities.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 22nd, 2018. 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
10°C
A few clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Camp Potlatch is sampled from June 1st to September 15th

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

Camp Potlatch

Howe Sound, British Columbia
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 August 22nd, 2018. 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
10°C
A few clouds

BEACH INFO:
Located along the shores of Howe Sound, and north-north-west of Anvil Island, Camp Potlatch is situated on 133 acres of pristine British Columbia Coastline. Camp Potlatch boasts sandy beaches, barely-touched hiking territory, and promises a breath-taking wilderness experience. Primarily a children's summer camp, the cost of attending Camp Potlatch is based on a sliding scale that corresponds to individual families ability to pay. The Outdoor Centre is available for rentals during the Spring and Fall.

Camp Potlatch is accessible only by boat, it's a 2 hour boat trip from Vancouver, and a 45 minute trip from Squamish.

AMENITIES:
Camp Potlatch offers many water-based activities, including: ocean kayaking, canoeing, fishing and swimming. Washrooms and shower facilities.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Camp Potlatch is sampled from June 1st to September 15th

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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