Spectacle Lake Provincial Park

Cowichan Valley, British Columbia
Administrado por The Swim Guide

BEACH INFO:
Spectacle Lake Provincial Park is located to the northwest of Victoria and this park features a harmony of mature forests, a beautiful lake and wetlands. Although there aren't any life guards on duty, this is a popular swimming spot for locals and there are lots of anglers fishing for cutthroat or Eastern Brook trout (in fact, this is the only park on the island that you can catch a Eastern Brook trout!) Cutthroat trouts are stocked regularly. There is a small boat launch for those with canoes or kayaks as well. However, if water sports aren't your cup of tea, there is a hiking trail that surrounds this lake and there is also a picnic area not too far from the parking lot.

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 15th, 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
5°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled from 1 Junio to 30 Septiembre

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 Guidelines

200 E. coli / 100 mL – geometric mean (usually 5 samples)

400 E. coli / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches 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 Guidelines

35 enterococci / 100 mL – geometric mean at least 5 samples

70 enterococci / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches 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

Spectacle Lake Provincial Park

Cowichan Valley, British Columbia
Administrado por The Swim Guide

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 15th, 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
5°C
Chance of heavy rain

BEACH INFO:
Spectacle Lake Provincial Park is located to the northwest of Victoria and this park features a harmony of mature forests, a beautiful lake and wetlands. Although there aren't any life guards on duty, this is a popular swimming spot for locals and there are lots of anglers fishing for cutthroat or Eastern Brook trout (in fact, this is the only park on the island that you can catch a Eastern Brook trout!) Cutthroat trouts are stocked regularly. There is a small boat launch for those with canoes or kayaks as well. However, if water sports aren't your cup of tea, there is a hiking trail that surrounds this lake and there is also a picnic area not too far from the parking lot.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled from 1 Junio to 30 Septiembre

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 Guidelines

200 E. coli / 100 mL – geometric mean (usually 5 samples)

400 E. coli / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches 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 Guidelines

35 enterococci / 100 mL – geometric mean at least 5 samples

70 enterococci / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches 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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