Cadboro Bay (or Caddy Bay) is a sandy stretch of beach at Gyro Park, a few minutes walk from the University of Victoria. The park features an impressive children’s playground, picnic facilities, public washrooms and a grassy area with shade trees. Park upgrades in 2014 included enhanced accessibility with new pathways, furnishings, ramps, special mats and surface materials. The beach, which is a popular summertime spot for swimming, boating or relaxing on the soft sand, is accessible from a large gravel parking lot at the end of Sinclair Road. Cadboro Bay is also home of the legendary “Cadborosaurus" sea serpent, of which there is a replica in the playground. The park is an easy stroll to Cadboro Bay Village.

The sampling location at Cadboro Bay Beach is on the northeast side of the beach, near a stormwater outlet.

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Surfrider Foundation, Vancouver Island Chapter - BWYTF 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
6°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cadboro Bay Beach is sampled from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Surfrider Vancouver Island’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) monitors 15 saltwater beaches and 4 freshwater beaches around Victoria, BC. Surfrider Vancouver Island volunteers collect and process water samples.

BWTF monitors sites around Victoria, BC year-round. Currently, BWTF is sampling (on average) 1 site every two weeks. They rotate the sites, so each one gets sampled on a regular basis, but they give priority to known or suspected problem sites.

Samples are typically collected on Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays, but Surfrider volunteers may collect samples on other days of the week depending on volunteer availability. Surfrider updates Swim Guide with new results as soon as test results become available, approximately 24-48 hours after sampling.

Surfrider’s BWTF utilizes the standardized EPA criteria of 104 MPN/100 mL for collecting and analyzing saltwater samples. The test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of Enterococcus cfu (colony forming units) per 100 mL by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table.

Results are posted shortly after the lab results are available (approximately 24 hours after sample collection). Results will be communicated through the Swim Guide app and website. Results tables are also available on the Surfrider Foundation's Blue Water Task Force website at http://www.surfrider.org/blue-water-task-force/chapter/41.

A saltwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 104 Enterococci / 100 mL water.

A saltwater beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 104 Enterococci / 100 mL water. If a sample exceeds the standard, the site is given priority for re-testing.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Surfrider Foundation, Vancouver Island Chapter - BWYTF 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
6°C
Chance of heavy rain

Cadboro Bay (or Caddy Bay) is a sandy stretch of beach at Gyro Park, a few minutes walk from the University of Victoria. The park features an impressive children’s playground, picnic facilities, public washrooms and a grassy area with shade trees. Park upgrades in 2014 included enhanced accessibility with new pathways, furnishings, ramps, special mats and surface materials. The beach, which is a popular summertime spot for swimming, boating or relaxing on the soft sand, is accessible from a large gravel parking lot at the end of Sinclair Road. Cadboro Bay is also home of the legendary “Cadborosaurus" sea serpent, of which there is a replica in the playground. The park is an easy stroll to Cadboro Bay Village.

The sampling location at Cadboro Bay Beach is on the northeast side of the beach, near a stormwater outlet.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cadboro Bay Beach is sampled from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Surfrider Vancouver Island’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) monitors 15 saltwater beaches and 4 freshwater beaches around Victoria, BC. Surfrider Vancouver Island volunteers collect and process water samples.

BWTF monitors sites around Victoria, BC year-round. Currently, BWTF is sampling (on average) 1 site every two weeks. They rotate the sites, so each one gets sampled on a regular basis, but they give priority to known or suspected problem sites.

Samples are typically collected on Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays, but Surfrider volunteers may collect samples on other days of the week depending on volunteer availability. Surfrider updates Swim Guide with new results as soon as test results become available, approximately 24-48 hours after sampling.

Surfrider’s BWTF utilizes the standardized EPA criteria of 104 MPN/100 mL for collecting and analyzing saltwater samples. The test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of Enterococcus cfu (colony forming units) per 100 mL by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table.

Results are posted shortly after the lab results are available (approximately 24 hours after sample collection). Results will be communicated through the Swim Guide app and website. Results tables are also available on the Surfrider Foundation's Blue Water Task Force website at http://www.surfrider.org/blue-water-task-force/chapter/41.

A saltwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 104 Enterococci / 100 mL water.

A saltwater beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 104 Enterococci / 100 mL water. If a sample exceeds the standard, the site is given priority for re-testing.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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