Kitsilano Point

Vancouver, British Columbia

Photo by: Dylan Neild

Kitsilano Point is located on in Vancouver on the western shore and lies near historical sites and downtown Vancouver. To the north of this beach are Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach on the shores of English Bay. The name Kitsilano comes from a Sḵwxwú7mesh chief and has been the home to the Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish) since the 1800s.

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Fraser Riverkeeper 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
25°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Kitsilano Point is sampled weekly from May 10th to September 10th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Special note: Data on Swim Guide corresponds with the date that samples were collected. However, sample dates are unavailable for Vancouver beaches at this time. Data is displayed based on the VCH test results shared on Thursdays. Please note that for Vancouver the data entry date corresponds with the date samples became available, rather than the date that samples became available.

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. 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.vch.ca/your-environment/water-quality/recreational-water/beach-water-quality-report/beach-water-quality-report). Data is share on Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available. Data is typically available on Thursdays or Fridays.

Test results from the weekly samples for the Vancouver-area beaches are typically posted on 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 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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Kitsilano Point

Vancouver, British Columbia

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Fraser Riverkeeper 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
25°C
Mostly clear
Photo by: Dylan Neild

Kitsilano Point is located on in Vancouver on the western shore and lies near historical sites and downtown Vancouver. To the north of this beach are Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach on the shores of English Bay. The name Kitsilano comes from a Sḵwxwú7mesh chief and has been the home to the Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish) since the 1800s.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Kitsilano Point is sampled weekly from May 10th to September 10th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Special note: Data on Swim Guide corresponds with the date that samples were collected. However, sample dates are unavailable for Vancouver beaches at this time. Data is displayed based on the VCH test results shared on Thursdays. Please note that for Vancouver the data entry date corresponds with the date samples became available, rather than the date that samples became available.

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. 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.vch.ca/your-environment/water-quality/recreational-water/beach-water-quality-report/beach-water-quality-report). Data is share on Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available. Data is typically available on Thursdays or Fridays.

Test results from the weekly samples for the Vancouver-area beaches are typically posted on 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 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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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