Banfield Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

BEACH INFO:
Located conveniently off Craigflower Road, this park is a great place to be for joggers, dog walkers, children and tourists alike. Although this urban park does not have a sandy beach, there is ample room for lounging on the grass.

AMENITIES:
Playground
Picnic tables
Park benches
Basketball net
Tennis courts
Public dock
Washrooms

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 16th, 2019. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 29th, 2019 at 12:58 PM.
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Current Weather
7°C
A few clouds
Monitoring Frequency

Banfield Park is sampled from May 19th from September 7th.

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 Guidelines200 E. coli / 100 mL – geometric mean (usually 5 samples)400 E. coli / 100 mL – single sample maximumBeaches 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 Guidelines35 enterococci / 100 mL – geometric mean at least 5 samples70 enterococci / 100 mL – single sample maximumBeaches 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

Banfield Park

Managed by The Swim Guide

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 16th, 2019. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 29th, 2019 at 12:58 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
7°C
A few clouds

BEACH INFO:
Located conveniently off Craigflower Road, this park is a great place to be for joggers, dog walkers, children and tourists alike. Although this urban park does not have a sandy beach, there is ample room for lounging on the grass.

AMENITIES:
Playground
Picnic tables
Park benches
Basketball net
Tennis courts
Public dock
Washrooms

Monitoring Frequency

Banfield Park is sampled from May 19th from September 7th.

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 Guidelines200 E. coli / 100 mL – geometric mean (usually 5 samples)400 E. coli / 100 mL – single sample maximumBeaches 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 Guidelines35 enterococci / 100 mL – geometric mean at least 5 samples70 enterococci / 100 mL – single sample maximumBeaches 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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