Mowat Bay Beach

Powell River, British Columbia

BEACH INFO:
Mowat Bay Park is located on Powell Lake, on the beautiful sunshine coast, near the community of Powell River B.C.

The Mowat Bay Trial is a popular local hiking route. The trail is covers the rugged terrain between the Powell Lake Bridge and Mowat Bay. The trail can be accessed from the community of Powell River. From Powell River follow Duncan Street to Manson Avenue, and Mason Avenue to Cranberry Street. Turn on Cranberry, then go north on Mowat Street. Look for the signs and big parking lot.

AMENITIES:
Mowat Bay is a great spot for canoeing, boating and hiking. The area also boasts a sandy beach, a children’s playground, cement amphitheater benches, washrooms and a boat launch. Mowat Bay is a popular weekend destination for families during the summer months.

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
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 7th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 13th, 2021 at 8:51 AM.
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Current Weather
10°C
Chance of heavy rain
Monitoring Frequency

Mowat Bay Beach is sampled from June 1st to September 1st.

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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Mowat 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
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 7th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 13th, 2021 at 8:51 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
10°C
Chance of heavy rain

BEACH INFO:
Mowat Bay Park is located on Powell Lake, on the beautiful sunshine coast, near the community of Powell River B.C.

The Mowat Bay Trial is a popular local hiking route. The trail is covers the rugged terrain between the Powell Lake Bridge and Mowat Bay. The trail can be accessed from the community of Powell River. From Powell River follow Duncan Street to Manson Avenue, and Mason Avenue to Cranberry Street. Turn on Cranberry, then go north on Mowat Street. Look for the signs and big parking lot.

AMENITIES:
Mowat Bay is a great spot for canoeing, boating and hiking. The area also boasts a sandy beach, a children’s playground, cement amphitheater benches, washrooms and a boat launch. Mowat Bay is a popular weekend destination for families during the summer months.

Monitoring Frequency

Mowat Bay Beach is sampled from June 1st to September 1st.

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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