Gellatly Bay Aquatic Park Beach - North Beach

Central Okanagan H, British Columbia
Managed by The Swim Guide

BEACH INFO:
The Gellatly Bay Waterfront is the place to be for people watching and water fun! The 2 km promenade links several beaches and parks and is a popular place for walking and bike riding. There is no lifeguard on duty.

On the north end of the bay visitors will find a gathering of three distinct beaches: Rotary which offers a grassy park and picnic tables, Gellatly Dog Beach where Fido can run and splash in the water in a safe fenced in area and the CNR/Gellatly Aquatic Park where diving boards, ziplines and wharf can be found.

The south end of the Gellatly Bay Waterfront has another clustering of beaches. Willow Beach is the popular beach for sandcastle building and beach volleyball, Marina Park with its playground and picnic shelter and the anchor of the bay, the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. This beach is a pebble beach with a playground and tranquil walking paths through a century old working nut farm.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Gellatly Bay Aquatic Park Beach - North Beach is sampled monthly from May 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Interior Health Authority monitors the water quality at 54 Interior region beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

Interior Health follows the recreational water quality criteria recommended by the the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. One sample is collected per beach per week. The geometric mean for each beach is calculated from the 5 most recent samples.
Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. The single sample criteria is 400 E.Coli/100ML. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or the single sample result exceed 400 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. Results are communicated on the Interior Health Authority website (https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/RecreationalWater/Pages/default.aspx). To ensure consistency, Fraser Riverkeeper calculates the geometric mean result for the Interior Health samples. We update Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Test results from the weekly samples for the Interior region beaches are typically posted on Fridays. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from based results collected by either the beach owner (local beach owners conduct their own beach testing and provide the sampling results to Interior Health) or Interior Health.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean is equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach can also be marked red when a single sample result is equal to or above 400 E.coli/100ML water.

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

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Gellatly Bay Aquatic Park Beach - North Beach

Central Okanagan H, British Columbia
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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:   

BEACH INFO:
The Gellatly Bay Waterfront is the place to be for people watching and water fun! The 2 km promenade links several beaches and parks and is a popular place for walking and bike riding. There is no lifeguard on duty.

On the north end of the bay visitors will find a gathering of three distinct beaches: Rotary which offers a grassy park and picnic tables, Gellatly Dog Beach where Fido can run and splash in the water in a safe fenced in area and the CNR/Gellatly Aquatic Park where diving boards, ziplines and wharf can be found.

The south end of the Gellatly Bay Waterfront has another clustering of beaches. Willow Beach is the popular beach for sandcastle building and beach volleyball, Marina Park with its playground and picnic shelter and the anchor of the bay, the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. This beach is a pebble beach with a playground and tranquil walking paths through a century old working nut farm.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Gellatly Bay Aquatic Park Beach - North Beach is sampled monthly from May 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Interior Health Authority monitors the water quality at 54 Interior region beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

Interior Health follows the recreational water quality criteria recommended by the the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. One sample is collected per beach per week. The geometric mean for each beach is calculated from the 5 most recent samples.
Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. The single sample criteria is 400 E.Coli/100ML. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or the single sample result exceed 400 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. Results are communicated on the Interior Health Authority website (https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/RecreationalWater/Pages/default.aspx). To ensure consistency, Fraser Riverkeeper calculates the geometric mean result for the Interior Health samples. We update Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Test results from the weekly samples for the Interior region beaches are typically posted on Fridays. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from based results collected by either the beach owner (local beach owners conduct their own beach testing and provide the sampling results to Interior Health) or Interior Health.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean is equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach can also be marked red when a single sample result is equal to or above 400 E.coli/100ML 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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