Wreck Beach, Foreshore East

Vancouver, British Columbia

Wreck Beach - Foreshore East is also known as Spanish Banks Off Leash Dog Area. Located just to the west of Spanish Banks main beach, this sandy beach has plenty of space for dogs and humans alike to run along the banks.

There are incredible views of the mountains across the Burrard Inlet.

Nearby parking is available at the Spanish Banks West Parking Lot B. This location is also just beside a popular trail which is often used for biking, running, and walking.

Photo Credit: Jeff Hitchcock - Flickr

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
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 7th, 2020. Fraser Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 9th, 2020 at 7:44 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Wreck Beach, Foreshore East is sampled weekly from May 10th from October 10th.

Source Information

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) monitors the water quality at 31 Vancouver-area beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September) and for the annual Polar Bear Swim (December).

VCH follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL based on the previous last five samples or a single sample limit of under 400 E.coli/100mL. Should the results exceed the guidelines 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. Data is shared on Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available. Data is typically available on Thursdays or Fridays

Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from the Greater Vancouver Regional District Water Quality Laboratory.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli/100 mL and single sample results are below 400 E.coli/100mL.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean results are equal to or above 200 E.coli/100 mL water or single sample results are above 400 E.coli/100 mL.

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

Water Quality Graph

Wreck Beach, Foreshore East

Vancouver, British Columbia

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
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 7th, 2020. Fraser Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 9th, 2020 at 7:44 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Wreck Beach - Foreshore East is also known as Spanish Banks Off Leash Dog Area. Located just to the west of Spanish Banks main beach, this sandy beach has plenty of space for dogs and humans alike to run along the banks.

There are incredible views of the mountains across the Burrard Inlet.

Nearby parking is available at the Spanish Banks West Parking Lot B. This location is also just beside a popular trail which is often used for biking, running, and walking.

Photo Credit: Jeff Hitchcock - Flickr

Monitoring Frequency

Wreck Beach, Foreshore East is sampled weekly from May 10th from October 10th.

Source Information

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) monitors the water quality at 31 Vancouver-area beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September) and for the annual Polar Bear Swim (December).

VCH follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL based on the previous last five samples or a single sample limit of under 400 E.coli/100mL. Should the results exceed the guidelines 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. Data is shared on Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available. Data is typically available on Thursdays or Fridays

Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from the Greater Vancouver Regional District Water Quality Laboratory.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli/100 mL and single sample results are below 400 E.coli/100mL.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean results are equal to or above 200 E.coli/100 mL water or single sample results are above 400 E.coli/100 mL.

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

Water Quality Graph

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